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Four family members dead, one wounded in Elkridge murder suicide

Three-month old granddaughter found safe
Elkridge triple murder, attempted suicide
Elkridge triple murder, attempted suicide
Posted at 5:34 AM, May 31, 2024

ELKRIDGE, Md. — A man shot and killed his wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law before turning the gun on himself Thursday night in Elkridge.

The tragic incident happened inside a home in the 6900 block of Norwood Ferry around 10pm.

Howard County Police released the names of the three women Friday morning.

The gunman's wife was identified as 57-year-old Syeda Aalia Nayyar.

Her daughter is 25-year-old Syeda Fatima, and her daughter-in-law is Alizey Fatima, 33.

Police say the shooter, 61-year-old Nayyar Abbas Syed, also wounded his own son, Muhammad Ali Hamza, 31, who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Syed's three-month-old granddaughter was found inside the home unharmed, and will be placed in the custody of a family member.

Police say all victims lived at the home, while Syed did not, but regularly visited.

Investigators are still searching for a motive, however, Syed previously called 911 reporting he'd shot his family members and planned to take his own life.