Anne Arundel police continue to investigate a double shooting in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday that shocked neighbors and claimed the lives of an unidentified man and woman.
Authorities responded to multiple calls of an accident and a fire on the corner of Alley 69 around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found two victims inside a burning car with gunshot wounds.
Police said Thursday they could not confirm the victims’ identities or provide further details until autopsies are completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Millie Pastor, who lives nearby on the 5100 Block of Patrick Henry Drive, said she heard about eight gunshots Wednesday.
She went out onto her balcony to see a small silver car with Delaware plates hit a garage on the corner of the alley. The shots had blown out the back window, and she said she saw about five or six bullet holes in the trunk.
Pastor said she called 911 and was told about 12 emergency calls had already been made. When she went back outside, the car was on fire as police responded.
Pastor said she heard an officer say, “Oh God, there’s somebody in the car,” and then, upon closer inspection, “There’s two.”
Pastor said the car had pushed through the fence in front of the garage, and the poles from the fence had jammed the doors closed.
Once the bodies were removed, police examined and dismantled the car as part of the investigation.
Debbie Frank with the Arundel Neighborhood Association said the incident was startling and troubling.
“I think it could be safer there,” Frank said. “We need a bicycle patrol as a permanent, everyday thing.”