Police say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a high school student in the bedroom of her Maryland home Sunday. He also shot her mother before turning the gun on himself, authorities say.
The boy survived a bullet wound to the head but is in critical condition in a Baltimore trauma hospital, according to police. His relationship to the victim, Charlotte Zaremba, 16, is not yet known, nor is his motive, investigators said. The suspect, whom police have not identified, lives in Ellicott City, the same town as Charlotte.
Law enforcement officials said Charlotte’s mother, Suzanne Zaremba, was at home when she heard a scuffle in her daughter’s bedroom at 2 a.m. Sunday. When she went to investigate, the teenage boy opened fire. He shot Zaremba first, then Charlotte and then himself, according to a police statement. The mother’s injuries were not serious, and she was treated at a local hospital and released.