A man and woman found fatally shot in an SUV at the Canton Crossing shopping center, in what police described as a murder-suicide, were nurses at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Baltimore police on Friday identified them as Mark McKenna, 29, of Cockeysville, and Reanna Lynn Greene, 26, of Canton. Police said Friday they believe McKenna shot Greene, then took his own life. A police spokesman said Friday that the two were dating.
"Both Reanna and Mark were exceptional nurses and well-respected by everyone at Shock Trauma," according to a statement from the hospital on Friday.
Greene and McKenna were "both talented and compassionate members" of the Multitrauma Critical Care Unit," hospital officials said.
Officers were called at 12:21 p.m. Thursday to the shopping center in the 3600 block of Boston Street for a report of a shooting. The victims were found inside a parked SUV parked next to a branch of TD Bank. They were both pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Neither Greene nor McKenna's family could be reached for comment Friday.
In addition to his work at Shock Trauma, McKenna served as a volunteer firefighter at the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company.
"He was a very professional, dedicated, devoted volunteer. This has taken us by complete surprise," said fire company president Mike Huber.
Greene graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science in nursing in 2011, and joined Shock Trauma in May 2013. McKenna started at the hospital in May 2009 as a student nurse. He received a bachelor of science degree from Towson University in 2010, and then joined the Multitrauma Critical Care Unit nursing staff.
"All of us here at the Shock Trauma face strong emotions each and every day taking care of critically ill and injured patients, but it is especially difficult to lose those we call our own," the statement said.
The hospital said it has made several programs available to employees to cope with the loss.