Police Investigate After Multiple People Shot, Discovered In Car On Maryland Highway


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Maryland police have launched an investigation after coming across numerous people with bullet wounds in a car close to a highway Monday.

Officers discovered three people shot after encountering an idle car near a state highway in Charles County, Maryland, Fox Baltimore reported. Two of those three later died, according to the outlet.

At around 2 p.m. on Shelton Court, local dispatchers received various 911 emergency calls reporting gunshots and an SUV that was leaving the area, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson told NBC Washington News4. (RELATED: Shooting Confirmed At Michigan State University)

The dialed-in reports also said the SUV allegedly targeted by the gunfire subsequently fled the scene after the shots rang out, ostensibly with the injured individuals inside, according to NBC News4.

That SUV that fit the reported description was eyed in a parked position and then approached by officers close to Route 210, who found the triad of wounded victims struck from the shooting, the outlet reported. (RELATED: REPORT: Off-Duty Cop In Critical Condition After Getting Shot In The Head During Apparent Robbery)

Paramedics tried to revive one of the victims but were unsuccessful, according to NBC News4. The other two were rushed to a nearby hospital, where one died shortly thereafter, the outlet reported. The third victim’s condition remains unclear at the time of writing.

Every lane going north and southbound on Route 210, also known as Indian Head Highway, was closed as a result of the police probe, according to Fox Baltimore.

The search for information regarding suspect(s) is ongoing, NBC News4 reported.