Basement fire leads to shooting, 2 students dead

A man set fire to his basement, when confronted by his housemate the man shot him and another man; later killing himself


The Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Police say a University of Maryland student shot two housemates, one fatally, in an off-campus residence and then killed himself.

The shooting happened at around 1 a.m. Tuesday in College Park in Prince George's County.

Police did not release the names of any of the students involved in the shooting, but all three were male.

Police say one of the men set a fire in the basement of the home early Tuesday, and when his housemates confronted him he shot them. The injured student is expected to survive.

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