Four people died, including a gunman who was shot by the police, after officers and firefighters responded to reports of a shooting and a two-alarm fire on Saturday in Baltimore County, Md., the authorities said.
Around 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, the authorities responded to a residential neighborhood in Woodlawn, Md., an unincorporated area about 12 miles west of Baltimore.
When the police arrived, they found an armed man outside of a townhouse, and the “threat was neutralized,” said Joy Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department.
The gunman, who was not immediately identified, was later pronounced dead.
Three other victims, two men and one woman, also died. It was not immediately clear how they died. A fifth victim had injuries that were not life-threatening, the authorities said.
said on Twitter that he had joined the authorities at the scene of the shooting and fire. He called it a “horrific incident.”