At least seven people were killed in separate shooting incidents in North Carolina and Maryland, authorities said, marking the latest in a string of fatal shootings that have rocked the nation.
A mass shooting at a house party in North Carolina killed three people and wounded four others, the Wilmington Police Department said.
Police responding to the scene said that the shooting “erupted inside the home during a house party and seven people were struck by gunfire.”
The North Carolina shooting is one of at least two to be reported Saturday alone. Three people were also killed in Maryland early Saturday morning after a shooting there.
Officers from Prince George’s County tweeted that police heard gunshots while on patrol in a local neighborhood and later found two male adults inside a vehicle and a woman outside of the car, each with gunshot wounds.
The three victims were all pronounced dead at the scene, police tweeted.
Police said in a later tweet they don’t believe the shooting was a random crime, but are working to find suspects and identify a motive.
The shooting came just hours after officers responded to a separate shooting about six miles north. Police who arrived at that scene Friday evening found an adult female who suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead. Further details on that shooting were not immediately available.
TRIPLE FATAL SHOOTING: While on patrol, officers heard gunshots in the 5500 block of Sheriff Rd at approx. 3:00 am. pic.twitter.com/Pt6O4DC7Gf
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) April 3, 2021
Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that took the lives of three people and wounded four others in the early hours of Saturday, April 3 (1/5) pic.twitter.com/WzbLIw4eSz
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) April 3, 2021