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.
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.
The sheriff’s office said earlier that people should avoid the area.
We can confirm there was a shooting in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. Multiple victims. The situation is still fluid. Please avoid the area. Media staging area still TBD.
— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
more recommended stories
Groom’s body found after being swept away by floodwaters on Costa Rica honeymoon
The body of a newlywed was.
Cuomo: Trump about walls, Obama about bridges
On the heels of Barack Obama’s.
Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip
An Idaho Fish and Game Commission.
There’s a ‘big fight’ brewing over Trump’s border wall
On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Surviving Michael and the devastation left behind Video
Transcript for Surviving Michael and the.
Trump Jr. retweets claim on missing Saudi journalist
Khashoggi, a former Saudi royal insider.
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $654 million after no one wins Friday
The jackpot for Mega Millions has.
Hurricane Michael destroyed her home and killed the love of her life
“Hopefully they (emergency crews) will be.
Facebook hackers accessed more private information than previously revealed
Hackers accessed much more private information.
Michael tears off roofs in Panama City Beach
Hurricane Michael’s powerful winds and devastating.