Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith talks to the media about the two women who were fatally shot in a West Baltimore home invasion. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)
Killers targeted the mother and daughter who were fatally shot inside their West Baltimore rowhouse Wednesday morning, police said.
Officers revealed additional details Thursday about what they called a "horrific crime."
"There's a heinous individual out there who committed it," said Chief T.J. Smith, the Baltimore police spokesman. "We have bad guys who targeted this house for a specific reason."
Smith said the crime was not a robbery. Shortly before noon, the killers kicked in the back door of the home on Gorman Avenue and shot Chanette Neal, 43, and Justice Allen, 21. Police found the mother and daughter suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The officers called it an incident of "family violence." They did not provide additional details. A second victim, who was not identified and whose age was not provided, was shot in his leg, police said. He was hospitalized in good condition.