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Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the vic­tim who died as Ma­son Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale. The sher­iff’s of­fice did not re­lease the name of the other vic­tim.

This is the fifth homi­cide this year in Charles County.

Around 1:53 a.m. on Sept. 25, deputies of the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded to the 10400 block of Popes Creek Road for a re­ported shoot­ing. The caller said that he and his friend were in a car and had been shot at a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion, the 9100 block of Mona Farm Place, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers at­tempted to re­sus­ci­tate the crit­i­cally wounded pas­sen­ger, but he died from his in­juries.

Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that the vic­tims showed up un­in­vited to a bon­fire party on Mona Farm Place, and they were asked to leave, which they did. The two drove about a half mile away, head­ing to­ward U.S. 301 when they passed other ve­hi­cles that were stopped on the nar­row road. Af­ter an ar­gu­ment, the sus­pects in an­other ve­hi­cle pulled out a gun and fired mul­ti­ple shots, strik­ing both teens. The sus­pects then fled the scene and the vic­tims drove to Pope Creeks Road.

De­tec­tives are work­ing on leads, and any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this case is asked to call Det. Shankster at 301-6096513.

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