2 dead in Anne Arundel Co. shooting

Two people who the police said “were involved in a domestic relationship which recently ended” died Thursday night in a shooting in Harwood, Maryland, that the police are calling a murder-suicide.

The Anne Arundel County police said in a statement Friday that they got a 911 call reporting the sound of gunshots and screaming on Flanders Lane, near Sands Road and Wooton’s Landing Wetland Park.

Officers found a woman in a car, whom they later identified as Shelby Lyn Chialastri, 25, who lived on Flanders Lane, with a gunshot wound, and a man, whom they later identified as Harrison Lawrence Hertel, 23, of Annapolis, in the parking lot with a gunshot wound they said was self-inflicted.

When the fire department got there, they pronounced both of them dead on the scene.

The police said Chialastri and Hertel had been in a domestic relationship, but that the department had had no previous reports of domestic violence involving the two.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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