ABERDEEN, Md. — A shooting Thursday at a Rite Aid warehouse center near Aberdeen, Maryland, left “multiple fatalities” and many wounded, sheriff’s officials said about Maryland Shooting.
Three of his victims died.
The sheriff said a suspect in the Aberdeen shooting, who appeared to use a single handgun, was hospitalized in critical condition. Gahler said no shots were fired by law enforcement officers but did not elaborate on how the suspect was injured.
The Associated Press quoted an unidentified law enforcement official as saying three people were killed in the incident 35 miles northeast of Baltimore.
Raymond Fang, trauma medical director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said four adults were treated for gunshot wounds. The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building.”. He would not discuss their conditions nor did he say whether the shooter was among the patients.
WBAL-TV and NBC News reported that the suspect is female.
The shooting occurred at a Rite Aid support facility, and “what I understand is the location is secure,” Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler declined to specify the number of dead and injured or to take questions from reporters at a news conference.
Gahler called the shooting “another tragic event for us here in Harford County.” In October, a machine operator at a Harford granite company shot five people at his workplace and another man at a car dealership. “This is part of a large facility that is a distribution center. Roughly 1,000 employees work there, she said.
“The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery,” she said.
The FBI Baltimore office and special agents from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were also assisting in the investigation.
Aberdeen is near the Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Army facility.
A gunman who opened fire at a Middleton, Wisconsin, software company wounded three people and sent panicked office workers scrambling to safety on Wednesday before being fatally shot by police.
In Fayette County, Pennsylvania, a gunman shot four people outside a judge’s office and crowded courtroom on Wednesday before being killed by police. The Aberdeen shooting comes one day after gunfire rocked two other workplaces.