RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (WJZ)—A shooting in Randallstown leaves one man dead and his wife in the hospital.

Derek Valcourt explains how the violence unfolded.

Police feared an armed gunman was inside the home, but after a few tense moments they found him dead.

The normal silence in this Randallstown neighborhood was disrupted by gunshots inside a home in the 4200-block of Dressage Court.

Neighbors say they first heard two shots and then a short time later as many as 10 more. The woman who lives inside was shot twice in the leg—at the hands of her husband.

Paramedics treated her in front of a neighbor’s home while police tried to make contact with her husband inside.

But when Swat teams entered the home, police say he had already taken his own life.

“We initially thought it was a neighbor on the end that we didn’t know, and then we realized it was my daughter’s classmate’s mom,” said Karen Williams.

Neighbors say the couple has a 13-year-old girl who was not home at the time of the shooting but returned home with another relative just as paramedics were treating her mother.

“We saw her falling apart when she heard that her mom was shot and that was kind of disturbing,” Williams said. “That was disturbing for everybody in my family to hear that she found out her mom was shot. And now I’m sure hearing that her father is not alive that’s going to be devastating.”

Police say the woman was taken to Shock Trauma and is expected to survive.

There’s no word yet on what triggered the shooting.

Comments (5)
  1. angel says:

    GOD please help us survive these trouble days. With so many people losing their homes, out of work, and among so many other devastation life trauma, we need all the guidance you can give us. Many in our world Hearts are Broken and they are losing FAITH.

  2. Jay says:

    Well said Angel……………Jesus Take The Wheel

  3. People is Crazy says:

    If you want to kill yourself, don’t take no one else down with you.

  4. A Prayer sent above says:

    Heavenly Father I ask that you heal this family from all the hurt they have endured. For whatever the situation may have been I pray that the 13 yo child is able to forgive her father and continue to love them both. Father Jesus I ask that you help this world in ways that we can not help ourselves. Keep our children safe and for those who are having a hard time keep there spirits lifted. Teach us to love and nurture one another through these tough times as father only you know best. I pray for the healing and a road back to good health for this mother that was injured. I pray the soul of the man who shot her RIP for whatever the situation may have been. Only you Heavenly Father know the answers. Amen

  5. Carole Jones says:

    Thank you for that beautiful prayer. I pray that God will intercede, and if it’s his will, I pray he will answer this prayer. Satan is so busy these days. I, too, pray the young lady and her Mother will forgive this man for what happened. I pray they can move on and try to put this behind them. Since they are left behind and God spared their lives, that they will stay close and continue to love one another. God bless you for your prayer.

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