In a case of double murder-suicide in Maryland, a man killed his wife, her teen neighbor, before shooting himself.

The man, identified as 35-year-old Joseph Zujkowski, was separated from his wife, 36-year-old Heather Zujkowski, who lived with their three children on Bennett Branch Road. On Thursday afternoon, Joseph arrived at his wife’s home and shot her. He then went on to shoot his wife’s 18-year-old neighbor, Noah Homayouni, who was outside at the time of the shooting. Joseph then fled from the scene.

Officers with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Maryland State Police and Mount Airy Police responded to the area after receiving information of fires being shot. The responding officers found Homayouni with a gunshot wound in the yard of the home. He succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. Police then found Heather with a gunshot wound at her home. She was declared dead at the scene.

During investigation, the officers were able to find Joseph’s number. One of the officers contacted him. When the officers responded to the suspect’s home, he shot himself. Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said nobody else was harmed in the incident and the friends of the family were looking after the three children.

No further investigation was available and police said the investigation was ongoing to find out the motive behind the incident. Meanwhile, anyone with information about Joseph was asked to contact the police at 410-386-2571.

The incident comes a day after a man killed himself after shooting his wife at a home in Summerville, South Carolina. Police responded to the home and found a man dead and woman injured. It was revealed that the victims were a married couple. Police said the husband shot his wife before fatally shooting himself. The woman, who suffered a gunshot wound below her chest, was rushed to the hospital where she was being treated and was expected to make a full recovery. Investigation was ongoing to find the motive behind the shooting.

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