University of Maryland Students Die in Murder-Suicide, Police Say


| February 12, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Another school shooting occurred, this time at the University of Maryland. We have the details for you after the break.

According to a report by The Washington Post, a University of Maryland student opened fire on his two housemates in an off-campus residence and then turned the gun on himself.

Prince George’s County Police are calling it a murder-suicide at a house in the 8700 block of 36th Avenue near University Boulevard. All three residents were male University of Maryland students, but it is currently unknown whether they were undergraduate or graduate students.

Police also say that shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, one man set a fire in the basement of the home. When the other two housemates confronted him, he opened fire, killing one and injuring the second as that student tried to flee the house.

The shooter then went to the rear of the house and killed himself, police said.

The injured student is expected to survive.

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