A Twitter user @JamalNathaniel_ took to platform to narrate how his cousin’s husband killed her mom and dad, shot their son in the hand before killing himself over his wife’s decision of wanting a divorce
Authorities said the dead victims include 54-year-old Vickie Danita Pickeral, 53-year-old Gregory Bruce Pickeral and the suspected shooter 42-year-old Mark McKinley Hughes Jr.
The murder-suicide incident occurred at Charles County in Maryland, United States on Friday August 2. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson, confirmed that the shooter’s 11-year-old son was flown to a hospital where doctors deemed that his injuries were not life-threatening.
An initial investigation showed Hughes had entered the single-family home and opened fire. After the man finished killing his in-laws, a car in which his 11-year-old son was in, pulled up in the driveway.
The driver was the boy’s aunt/Hughes’s sister-in-law and she was returning the child to his grandparents’ house after spending the day with him.
Hughes reportedly aimed at the vehicle, causing significant damage and hitting the child. The driver was however not struck by the gunfire but suffered injuries, police said.