PERRYMAN, MD (RNN/AP) - The sheriff said “multiple” people had been shot and killed Thursday at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland. The lone suspect is in custody and in critical condition.
The Associated Press reported that three people had died from gunshot wounds, and CNN stated at least two others were injured. Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler of Horford Country would not give an exact number, calling it a preliminary briefing, but he said that multiple people also had been injured.
Gahler added that none of the responding officers had fired any shots. He refused to take questions, and the suspect - who is female - has not been identified. She is currently in critical condition at a hospital.
Medic leaving area of shooting with multiple victims in business park in Aberdeen. Aberdeen police just told me shooter not apprehended, situation "fluid" pic.twitter.com/8FmRRA7WnE
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) September 20, 2018
Sheriff Gahler expresses that thoughts and prayers go out to all involved and their families
— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
The sheriff’s office tweeted earlier there was a shooting in the Perryman area that involved “multiple victims.”
The FBI’s Baltimore field office tweeted it was responding and assisting the sheriff’s office with an active shooter situation. The Baltimore field division of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that its special agents responded as well.
The first call came in to police dispatch around 9:06 a.m. ET, and the FBI Baltimore office had described it as an active shooter situation. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said his office was monitoring the situation in Aberdeen, and the state stands ready to offer any support.
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ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an “active shooter situation.”
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves “multiple victims.” They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area.
The FBI’s Baltimore field office tweets that it is responding and assisting the sheriff’s office with an active shooter situation. The Baltimore field division of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweets that its special agents are responding too.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his office is monitoring the situation in Aberdeen and that the state stands ready to offer any support.