4 Dead in Shooting and Fire Near Baltimore, Police Say – The New York Times

Two men and one woman died after a shooting and a townhouse fire, which were related, officials said. The police fatally shot the gunman.

Four people died, including a gunman who was shot by the police, after officers and firefighters responded to reports of a shooting and a two-alarm fire on Saturday in Baltimore County, Md., the authorities said.

Around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, the authorities responded to a residential neighborhood in Woodlawn, Md., an unincorporated area about 12 miles west of Baltimore.

When the police arrived, they found an armed man outside of a townhouse, and the “threat was neutralized,” said Joy Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department.

The gunman, who was not immediately identified, was later pronounced dead.

Three other victims, two men and one woman, also died. It was not immediately clear how they died. A fifth victim had injuries that were not life-threatening, the authorities said.

Source: 4 Dead in Shooting and Fire Near Baltimore, Police Say – The New York Times