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Howard County police are investigating a triple shooting Sunday in which a teenager shot and killed a teenage girl and shot and injured her mother before turning the gun on himself. County police said officers were called around 2 a.m. to a house in the 4800 block of Knoll Glen Road in Ellicott City. Investigators said the mother heard a scuffle in her daughter's bedroom. When she entered the room, a 15-year-old boy shot her and shot her 16-year-old daughter before shooting himself in the head, police said.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – Authorities in Maryland started off the new year with an investigation into a triple shooting on Sunday.

Investigators say a mother heard a scuffle inside her daughter’s bedroom.

When she walked into the room, a 15-year-old boy shot her before turning the gun on her 16-year-old daughter.

After shooting the females, police say the boy shot himself in the head.

Investigators say the mother, 52-year-old Suzanne Zaremba, was treated and released from a hospital for her injuries.

Sadly, 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba died at a hospital.

According to WBAL, the 15-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

So far, authorities have not released a motive for the shootings.