Howard County police responded to the 5200 block of Five Fingers Way in Columbia May 30 for an incident that appeared to be a domestic murder-suicide.

Officers were called to the location around 1 p.m. for a report of two male victims at the scene with gunshot wounds. Through preliminary investigation, police believe that Michael Bassler, 25, shot and killed his brother Steven Bassler, 15, and then shot and killed himself. Both lived at the residence.

There are no indications that anyone else was involved in the incident and the motive is unknown at this time.


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