UPDATE (April 13, 2020 11:39 a.m.):

Police have identified two victims of a double shooting in Essex Friday afternoon who shot and killed each other. 

Police responded to Norris Lane and Torner Road at 12:13 p.m. for a call of a shooting and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where they later died.

The investigation has revealed that both victims, identified as Garrett Lucas Cox Jr. (18) of the 400 block of Torner Road, 21221 and Antione Baye Richards Jr. (20) of the 1000 block of Debbie Avenue, 21221, were passengers of the same vehicle when they began to argue, escalating to both retrieving firearms and shooting one another inside the vehicle. Both attempted to flee the vehicle but collapsed nearby.

Baltimore County Police Homicide Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Original Release (April 10, 2020 4:02 p.m.):

Police Investigate Double Shooting in Essex

Baltimore County Police are investigating a double shooting in Essex this afternoon.

Police responded to the intersection of Norris Lane and Torner Road, 21221 at 12:13 p.m. for a shooting. The initial investigation determined that two men were shot and transported to local hospitals by medics. The ages and condition of the victims are unconfirmed at this time. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Baltimore County Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information should contact Detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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