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Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

To the sense­less blood­shed that ended March. On Satur­day, mul­ti­ple peo­ple en­tered an Elk­tonarea home and fa­tally shot a 22-year-old man be­fore flee­ing. Mary­land State Police con­tin­ues to in­ves­ti­gate that case, which was all the more har­row­ing be­cause four chil­dren were present in the home dur­ing the in­ci­dent. Then less than 48 hours later, a man gunned down his step­mother and step­brother near Elk­ton in a “planned” at­tack be­cause he had is­sues with them over his late fa­ther’s in­her­i­tance, ac­cord­ing to police. The trou­bled man later al­legedly told a rel­a­tive that he did “some­thing very bad and hurt peo­ple,” and was turned over to police. The vi­o­lence un­for­tu­nately marks the first vi­o­lent deaths in Ce­cil County this year af­ter the county saw seven homi­cides last year. We can only hope that this blood­shed is the last that res­i­dents see for the rest of 2016.

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