3 dead, 3 injured in possible shooting at Maryland graduation party

Three people were killed and three others were injured in a possible shooting during a graduation party at a residence in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday night, police said.

A person of interest was in custody and up to two weapons may have been recovered, Annapolis Police Chief Edward C. Jackson said at an evening news conference.

The conditions of the injured were not available. One was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, about 30 miles north, Annapolis police said in a statement.

The dead, who were between about 20 and 50 years old, were found outside the residence, Jackson said.

He said the violence at 8 p.m. may have included gunfire between two people. He called the violence an “interpersonal dispute”.

Police were notified that a graduation party was taking place, but they were still working to confirm the facts, Jackson said. A motive was unknown, but the shooting was not random, he added.

During the press conference, Mayor Gavin Buckley lamented another mass shooting in the United States

“If you look around, we’re in a very middle-class neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland,” he said. “Tonight is an example, yet again, of senseless violence.”

On June 6, an 18-year-old man who had just accepted his degree was shot and killed alongside his father during a graduation ceremony on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, police said. Richmond.

Five other people were hit but survived, they said.

“People try to solve problems with guns,” Buckley said. “It’s the most ridiculous thing we can do as a society.”

This article originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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