Two people are shot and a third injured at a Baltimore supermarket

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Two people are shot and a third injured in a Baltimore supermarket before police find a person with ‘self-inflicted gunshot’ in a nearby apartment

  • Gunfire heard around 7am at the Royal Farms Store on Middleborough Road in Essex
  • Two people died on the spot, before someone shot themselves in a nearby apartment
  • Baltimore County Police have not yet said whether the two incidents are related

Two people were shot early Sunday and a third were injured in a Baltimore County supermarket, minutes before police found a person with a “ self-inflicted gunshot wound ” in a nearby apartment.

Just before 7am, gunfire was heard in the Royal Farms Store on Middleborough Road in Essex, with witnesses found one victim on the floor in the store and a second in a blue car parked outside.

About 15 minutes later, agents were called to Hartland Ridge Apartments, five minutes from the store, for a report of fire and a person being shot. Officials have not yet said whether the person is dead.

Gunfire was heard at around 7am in a Royal Farms Store on Middleborough Road in Essex, Baltimore County.  Images from WBAL

Gunfire was heard at around 7am in a Royal Farms Store on Middleborough Road in Essex, Baltimore County. Images of WBAL

About 15 minutes later, agents were called to Hartland Ridge Apartments, five minutes from the store, for a report of fire and a person being shot.  Officials have not yet said whether the person is dead

About 15 minutes later, agents were called to Hartland Ridge Apartments, five minutes from the store, for a report of fire and a person being shot.  Officials have not yet said whether the person is dead

About 15 minutes later, agents were called to Hartland Ridge Apartments, five minutes from the store, for a report of fire and a person being shot. Officials have not yet said whether the person is dead

Baltimore County Police said the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, but have not yet confirmed whether the two incidents are related.

The department confirmed that two people had died in the store and a third had a “non-fatal” injury. Officers were fired to the store at 6:56 AM and to the apartment complex at 6:56 AM.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers were sent just before 7 am. Also not far away, detectives are investigating an apartment fire, including what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

‘We are now investigating whether both incidents are related. We will release more information if necessary.

“Our main priority is to inform next of kin and to gather more information about what happened.”

Witnesses found one victim on the ground in the Royal Farms store and a second in a blue car parked outside

Witnesses found one victim on the ground in the Royal Farms store and a second in a blue car parked outside

Witnesses found one victim on the ground in the Royal Farms store and a second in a blue car parked outside

Recent figures show that violent crime and murders in Baltimore fell 20 percent in the 12 months to March, while they increased in most other major American cities.

Today’s incident comes seven days after a gunman killed ten people at a supermarket in Bolder, Colorado, in a hitherto unexplained massacre.

Ahmad Alissa, 21, opened fire in the King Soopers supermarket shortly before 3pm, shooting two people outside and eight more inside the store.

He is described by the family as a ‘loser’ who has suffered from mood problems for much of his life.

He has been charged with 10 murders and one of attempted murder and first appeared in court on Thursday.

Baltimore County Police said it was still investigating whether the in-store shooting (photo - the scene) and the incident in the apartment were related to

Baltimore County Police said it was still investigating whether the in-store shooting (photo - the scene) and the incident in the apartment were related to

Baltimore County Police said it was still investigating whether the in-store shooting (photo – the scene) and the incident in the apartment were related to

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