ANNE ARUNDEL CO., Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in Glen Burnie Monday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m., authorities were called out to the Southgate Apartments in the 300 block of Highland Dr. for reports of a shooting.

The windshield of a Mercedes SUV was riddled with bullet holes, as the apartment complex became the epicenter of a homicide investigation in Glen Burnie.

“This is, this is unbelievable,” said Tricia Ford, who lives nearby.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says when paramedics got to the scene, they found one person who was already dead.

“Scared. Scared. I mean, this is a little too close to home for me,” added Margaret Watkins, who lives nearby.

The crime scene is just steps away from Watkins’ bedroom wall, and feet from a school bus stop.

“The kids were just getting off the school bus. You know, anything could have happened,” said Scott Jones.

Investigators spent hours filling evidence bags and packing away a blood-soaked belt and a tire from a neighboring car, before towing their biggest piece of evidence away.

An SUV multiple neighbors tell WJZ is unfamiliar.

“I’ve never seen that car before,” Ford said. “Never. I’ve seen the majority of these cars before, but that one, I’ve never seen. So I don’t know where that car came from.”

Where it came from, and who pierced its windshield Monday afternoon is still under investigation.

Police say they have not yet notified next of kin, and aren’t saying anything further about how this shooting unfolded.

Details from police are sparse, but residents say they knew something was seriously wrong as soon as they heard sirens because shootings hardly ever happen in their neighborhood.

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Devin Bartolotta


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