Annapolis — Police charged a man Monday in a weekend shooting that killed three men and wounded three others in Maryland's capital city, officials said.
Charles Robert Smith, a 45-year-old Annapolis man, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault and other offenses, Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson told reporters at a media briefing. He said Smith, who lives on the street where the shooting occurred, used a handgun and a long gun.
Smith surrendered peacefully to police, Jackson said. He was ordered held without bond.
Three people were killed and three wounded in a shooting Sunday night at a house in Maryland's capital city, police said. The victims who died, ages 25, 27 and 55, included a father and son. The surviving victims are all expected to survive.
Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson told reporters at a media briefing that the shooting stemmed from what he described as an "interpersonal dispute" and that there was no further threat to the public.
"It's a very active and fluid investigation. We're still trying to determine everything that occurred. We're still piecing it together. We have a lot more work to do," Jackson said.
He declined to elaborate on the relationship among the people involved but said those killed ranged in age from their 20s to their 50s. He said authorities hadn't established a firm motive for the shooting.
"It wasn't random," Jackson said, noting that the victims "died outside" the home.
Officials are also working to determine if Smith legally owned the weapons used in the shooting, police said.
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said, "We are saddened for the families and for Annapolis that they have to deal with this. This can happen anywhere and nothing gets resolved through the use of guns,".
"We are in a very middle-class neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland," Buckley said. "Tonight is an example of, yet again, senseless violence, people trying to resolve issues with guns. It is the most ridiculous thing we can do as a society. We have to do things to stop this."
Numerous police cars were seen in the residential area where the shooting happened south of the city center and near the waterfront. Jackson said officers responded to the shooting around 8 p.m.
The police department issued a news release saying one of the wounded was flown to a trauma center.
The chief said that authorities have recovered a weapon.
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