The mom of a Naval Academy midshipman lost her life after being fatally shot exterior of her Annapolis lodge on Tuesday morning.
Michelle Jordan Cummings, 57, was visiting Maryland from Houston, Texas to drop off her son, Leonard Cummings III, on the Naval Academy, KXXV reports. Police don’t imagine that Cummings was the supposed goal, however she was hit whereas seated at an outside patio on the Graduate Lodge.
Based on police. the photographs have been fired on Nice Road and traveled a brief distance to the place Cummings was sitting at round 12:21 am. Officers and emergency personnel tried life-saving measures, however Cummings died on the scene, Fox Baltimore reports.
“This can be a very tough, very irritating day for me,” Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson mentioned in a press convention.
Authorities said the sufferer was shot “greater than as soon as,” however didn’t point out what number of occasions she might have been shot. Police are investigating for any energetic leads.
Jackson referred to the capturing as a “very tragic story… Ms. Cummings and her husband introduced their son to settle in. He’s to be inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy; he’s additionally a prospect for the soccer group, so what turned out to be a celebratory event for the household… was a tragic occasion.”
Her son will proceed together with his induction actions on the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Town’s mayor Gavin Buckley mentioned a disaster intervention group is offering assist for the Cummings household, KHOU-11 reports.
“There isn’t any circumstance the place this may be tolerated,” Buckley mentioned in an announcement. “My sympathies exit to the household. We’re centered on getting weapons off the road, nevertheless it solely takes one legal with a gun for the outcomes to be tragic. This was a horrific final result for the type of on a regular basis gun violence that many cities throughout America see. Annapolis is unfortunately not immune.”