Annapolis Mass Shooting Was Hate Crime, Families Allege At Vigil

Families of the victims killed in the Annapolis mass shooting held a vigil on Monday, alleging that the attack was a hate crime. The shooting, which occurred on Sunday night, resulted in the deaths of three men and injuries to three others.


The Shooting

According to USA Today, the shooting took place at a home in Maryland’s capital city during what was believed to be a graduation party. The victims were identified as a father and son, along with another man. Three others were injured in the attack.

Allegations of a Hate Crime

During the vigil, family members of the victims spoke out, alleging that the shooting was a hate crime. The victims were all Black men, and family members believed they were targeted because of their race. Some also pointed to recent incidents of racial violence in the area, including a previous mass shooting in Annapolis that was also described as a hate crime.

The Annapolis Police Department has not yet released a motive for the shooting, but they have stated that they are investigating the incident as a homicide. The department also works with the FBI to determine if the shooting was a hate crime.

The shooting has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for an end to gun violence and hate crimes. As the investigation continues, the victims’ families are left to mourn their loved ones and demand justice for what they believe was a targeted attack.

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