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Man Shot Child, Killed Couple and Self in Anne Arundel County: Police

Police say the shooter went to his ex-girlfriend's home, then shot three victims

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A man shot a young child and killed a couple inside his former girlfriend's home in the Laurel, Maryland, area Monday night, before fatally shooting himself, police said.

The suspect, Shawn Maurice Price, 57, parked near a home in the 200 block of Federalsburg South, went inside and called for his ex-girlfriend, police said.

Price shot Ryan Scott Lee Sr., 31, and his wife Ivania Margarita Lee, 31 and a young child. Then, Price shot himself, police said.

Police officers responded about 9:30 p.m. and found Ryan Lee on a sidewalk near his home with apparent gunshot wounds. Ivania Lee was found inside the home, police said. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The child was rushed to a hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries, police said.

A witness fled the shooting with another young child who wasn’t injured, police said.

The Anne Arundel County Homicide and Evidence Collection Unit says it collected evidence from the home and got search warrants to search vehicles and residencies.

Price’s body was found with a handgun nearby. He was a resident of Welcome, Maryland, according to police.

He had dated his ex-girlfriend for years, but in the past several months they had issues, police said.

She tried to cut off contact and the two were estranged, but Price was trying to rekindle the relationship, according to police.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is set to perform autopsies.

Police believe this was a targeted shooting and there’s no threat to the public.

Amal Awad, the Anne Arundel County chief of police, asked the community for thoughts and prayers for the family.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.

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