A large high school graduation party at a home in Severn on Sunday turned violent when a fight broke out, leaving one male teen shot, three men stabbed and another male teen wounded after being struck by an unknown object, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.
All the injuries sustained at the party, where an "extremely large crowd" had gathered, were non-life-threatening, police said.
A police spokesman said he did not know which high school those at the party had graduated from or currently attend.
Police were on their way to the home in the 7800 block of Citadel Drive about 1 a.m. for reports of a loud party when they received additional reports of gunfire at the same address, police said.
Several officers arrived and began dispersing the large crowd when they found a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.
The boy, who has not been identified, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police then learned of a 20-year-old man with a stab wound at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie; two men, aged 19 and 21, each with stab wounds at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia; and a 16-year-old boy, also at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, who had been struck in the upper body with an unknown object.
None has been identified, and Arundel police don't identify "surviving victims of violent crimes as a matter of policy," according to Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman.
Police said their initial investigation showed a fight broke out at the rear of the home, then spread through the party to the front of the home, where witnesses heard gunshots fired.
Detectives from Arundel's Western District continue to investigate the incident, police said.
A separate incident of gunfire in Severn occurred about 2 a.m. Monday, police said.
According to police, two male suspects entered the backyard of a home in the 1700 block of Severn Road, announced they were going to rob a 19-year-old man there and threatened him with a handgun. One of the suspects then shot at the 19-year-old as he fled, but he was not struck, police said.
When police responded to the home, they were told by multiple witnesses that the suspects left the scene in the car of the man they shot at, which had been running at the front of the house at the time of the attempted robbery.
Police located the vehicle on Donaldson Road and subsequently arrested the driver, Lorenzo Derrick Hall Jr., 19, of the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court in Glen Burnie, after he was positively identified as the shooter by witnesses at the home, police said. Hall has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, robbery, armed robbery, reckless endangerment, unlawful taking of a vehicle and various handgun violations, police said.
Police are still searching for the second suspect involved in the incident, who was not in the car pulled over on Donaldson.
No other information about either incident was immediately available Monday.
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