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Arundel police charge two men in Brooklyn Park shootings

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Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that two Baltimore men have been charged in the March 21 shootings of two men in Brooklyn Park.

Police said Corey Jemal Barnes III, 23, and Avon Marvin Jackson, 24, both of Baltimore, have been charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first degree assault and other charges in relation to the shootings that occurred Friday at about 1:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Heights Park.

Two people were injured in the shooting. According to police, the victims were sitting on a park bench when two suspects approached them and started shooting at them. At the time, police said the incident appeared to be targeted. The victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Tuesday that members of the Anne Arundel County police, with assistance from Baltimore County police, located two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting.

The two were taken into custody by Baltimore County officers on unrelated drug charges, and further investigation led police to charge them with the Brooklyn shootings. Both were being held the Baltimore County Detention Center as of Tuesday afternoon.

Additionally, police said one of the shooting victims, identified as James Steven Toney, 24, of Baltimore, has been charged with drug-related offenses including possession and intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances near a school property.

After the incident on Friday, students at nearby Park Elementary School were kept indoors, and no one was allowed into or out of the school, according to school officials. Police were also present on the school campus.

No attorneys were listed on online court records as of Tuesday for any of the three men charged.

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