At 2 a.m. on Sunday, a Maryland teen shot himself in the head after allegedly wounding a mother and fatally shooting her 16-year-old daughter in the girl’s bedroom.
Suzanne Zaremba, 52, went to check on her daughter after she heard a “scuffle” in her daughter’s room. When she opened the door, she saw the 15-year-old shooter right before he opened fire on her. The teen shooter then turned the gun to her daughter, Charlotte Zaremba, before turning the gun to his own head. Another family member was in the house at the time, but was not injured during the incident.
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Mother and daughter were rushed to Howard County General Hospital where the girl later died from her injuries. The mother was treated for gunshots wounds, but was later released from the hospital. The teen shooter remains in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to the New York Daily News.
Charlotte’s school and community mourns the loss of the teen, and her schoolmates wore all black on Monday to pay tribute to her. Some of Charlotte’s friends have taken to social media to pay their respects. They remember the teen as a good friend. Two of the teen victim’s friends, Isabella Kushner and Taylor Carey, spoke very highly of her. Isabella attested to Charlotte’s sweet disposition.
“She was just really sweet, and a good friend.”
Taylor Carey talked about the kind of friend Charlotte was.
“She (Charlotte) was one of the nicest girls I’ve ever met. If you ever had a problem, she was open ears. She touched so many people’s hearts.”
Police are still investigating the reason for the shooting and what, if any, connection the shooter held between his two victims.
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