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Man turns himself in for double shooting in Ellicott City

A man wanted by Howard County Police since July 2012 for allegedly shooting his estranged girlfriend and her friend in an Ellicott City nail salon turned himself in Friday, according to county police.

Tuan Minh Pham, 35, of Beltsville, went to police headquarters in Ellicott City in the morning and turned himself in, according to police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

According to police, Pham has been charged in an arrest warrant with two counts of first- and second degree attempted murder, two counts of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and multiple gun charges.

Pham visited the workplace of his estranged girlfriend, Lan Phan, 34, with whom he has two children, at about 7 p.m. on July 14, according to police. Detectives believe when Pham approached the Nail and Hair Care Spa, in the 5700 block of Richards Valley Road, he saw Phuong Thanh Do, 40, a friend of Phan's, waiting outside to pick her up from work.

According to police, Pham approached Do, and the two engaged in a physical confrontation. Police said investigators believe Pham shot Do multiple times and then pursued him as Do ran into the nail salon. Pham entered the nail salon, located Phan, and shot her, police said.

Both Do and Phan were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. Both survived and were later released, police said.

Pham's bond status has not been determined, according to police.

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