A Glen Burnie man was killed in a double shooting early Sunday morning at a recording studio in Odenton, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Police said in a news release Alexander Leon Gray Jr., 38, was shot at about 2:15 a.m. at his recording studio in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road.
The basement business had advertised it would be hosting a large party early that morning, police said. Police confirmed Gray owned the business, which was listed on his social media pages as 1212 Productions.
Officers arrived at the studio and found at least 60 people leaving and scattering in the parking lot, according to the release.
One shooting victim was bleeding in the parking lot, and the other, Gray, was inside the studio, but partygoers “actively impeded officers from rendering aid to either victim,” the release says. The crowd pushed, shoved and blocked officers from entering the building, according to Lt. Jacklyn Davis, a spokesperson.
Police said they formed a line and pushed the crowd back to provide medical treatment to the injured men.
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No one was arrested , and no other injuries were reported, according to Davis.
“The first priority was to aid the shooting victims, not to arrest anybody,” Davis said.
Gray, who was inside, was declared dead at the scene. The man in the parking lot, a 30-year-old from Glen Burnie who police did not identify publicly, was transported to a trauma center with injures that were serious but not life-threatening.
Police believe the shooting was targeted.
Those with information on the incident are asked to contact county homicide detectives at 410-222-4731. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700.
The deadly shooting was the 13th homicide in Anne Arundel County this year. Anne Arundel County detectives are still investigating the Sept. 21 death of Steven Deon Gillus, a 39-year-old Hanover resident who police say was abducted in a parking garage at Arundel Preserve in Hanover and later found dead in the trunk of a burned-out car in a Baltimore park.