Multiple victims in Aberdeen Rite Aid shooting, suspect in custody: Sheriff


Multiple people were killed this morning in northeast Maryland, authorities said Thursday.

Police responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m. at a Rite Aid distribution center, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jeff Gahler told reporters at a news conference that the investigation was still preliminary but “multiple” people had been killed and “multiple” people were injured.

The shooting occurred at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen. The Rite Aid facility employs 1,000 workers and manufactures and processes items for delivery to individual stores. A Rite Aid spokesman said the company is “cooperating fully” with the police investigation.

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The suspect, who used a handgun in the attack, is in custody and in critical condition at a local hospital, Gahler said.

“We do not believe there is an additional threat to the community,” he noted.

Four people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with gunshot wounds, a hospital official said. The official declined to say if the count included the shooter.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI assisted local police at the scene.

PHOTO: Several people have been shot in Maryland at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen, according to the Harford County Sheriffs Office, Sept.20, 2018.Google
Several people have been shot in Maryland at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Sept.20, 2018.

The sheriff’s office said earlier that people should avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.





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