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A double shooting at a Howard County motel leaves one dead

Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 19:25:57-04

An adult female was killed in a double shooting early Saturday at a Howard County motel, according to police.

Howard County Police responded to the Turf Motel in the 9800 block of Washington Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m., where they discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Amanda Diane Duer, 29, of La Plata, was transported to Laurel Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The second victim, an adult male named Derick DeAnthony Henderson, 33, of Washington D.C., who was shot in the leg, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. He's listed in serious condition.

Through preliminary investigation, police believe that the suspect and victims may have known one another. Detectives are following up on leads to try to identify the suspect and are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call 410313STOP or email hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.
 
Washington Boulevard remains closed in both directions between Whiskey Bottom Road and North Laurel Road.
 
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