Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Deputies were dispatched at 9:09 a.m. and arrived on the scene in five minutes, Gahler said. No shots were fired by law enforcement, and the woman died at a hospital nearby after shooting herself, he said.

[UPDATED Sept. 21, 2018, 1:07 p.m. CST]

A shooter killed three people and wounded three others in a shooting Thursday at a drugstore distribution center in Harford County, Maryland. The shooter then fatally shot herself, according to officials.

The shooter was a temporary employee and showed up to work at her regular time, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. She used a 9 mm pistol and had several magazines, and fired at people both outside of the building and on the warehouse floor, according to Gahler.

Deputies were dispatched at 9:09 a.m. and arrived on the scene in five minutes, Gahler said. No shots were fired by law enforcement, and the woman died at a hospital nearby after shooting herself, he said.

Police have not determined a motive yet, Gahler said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI’s Baltimore office are assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing.

Original story posted below.

Authorities report "multiple victims" at a shooting Thursday at a business park area near Aberdeen, Maryland, about 55 miles northeast of Baltimore.

The Harford County sheriff's office says on Twitter that the situation is "still fluid."

Local media report police using K-9 teams in an apparent effort to locate the shooter.

A witness tells WBAL that the shooting appears to have taken place at or near a drugstore distribution center.

Another witness tells WBAL her mother had texted her from the Liberty Building reporting there was a shooter in the facility. She told her take care of her father and their dogs. The mother finally responded after 90 minutes to report she was safe.

The FBI Baltimore office and special agents from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were also assisting in the investigation, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that his office was closely monitoring the "horrific shooting" in Aberdeen.

Source: USA Today

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