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Triple shooting in Ellicott City home leaves 16-year-old girl dead

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HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — A 16-year-old Ellicott City girl is dead after a triple shooting that killed her, wounded her mother, and left the apparent shooter in critical condition after attempting suicide.

Police say Suzanne Zaremba, 52, heard a scuffle in her daughter’s bedroom around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. She went into her daughter’s room to find the suspect, who shot and wounded her, then fatally shot Charlotte Zaremba, 16, then shot himself.

The mother has been treated at Shock Trauma and released. The suspect is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspect is a 15-year-old white male from Ellicott City. They have identified him but are not releasing his name. They still don’t what his motive was, or if he has a connection to anyone in the household.

Police are continuing to investigate and will update as new information becomes available. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.