UPDATE 8/10/2018 11:00 a.m.- Detectives have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf.  On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers canvassed the apartment building where the shooting occurred and discovered Barnes in the stairwell; he was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was recovered beside him. The victim’s condition has improved and her injuries are not life threatening. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.- On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to an apartment building in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman in her thirties with multiple gunshot wounds. She was flown to a hospital and is in serious condition.

As officers canvassed the building, they discovered an adult male in the stairwell; he was deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was recovered beside him. It is believed he is the man who shot the woman and that they were known to each other. Detectives are in the process of positively identifying the man. The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 2:42 p.m.- Information coming from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, is that a man shot a woman multiple times and she has been flown to an area hospital with serious injuries. The man, then turned the gun on himself and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

UPDATE 1:27 p.m.- Reports are that one female had been shot between 8-10 times and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second person has been transported by MEDEVAC. We will bring more information when given by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. 

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.- Reports of two people shot with at least one being transported to the hospital by Maryland State Police MEDEVAC. St. Charles Parkway is closed at St. Marks Drive with traffic being diverted to Wakefield Circle. 

St. Charles, MD- An alert has gone out that two people have been shot at Gallery Place, St. Charles, MD. The alert also states: “Shelter in Place” 

There is no further information at this time and this situation is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...