Update: During a brief press conference, Harford County police confirmed that 3 people were killed and 2 wounded during Thursday's shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland. They also confirmed that the shooter was a woman, and that she is now in custody. The shooter used a handgun, they said. She is reportedly in critical condition.
Here's the Associated Press:
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site of the Thursday morning shooting. He says there are multiple injuries and multiple fatalities. He didn’t go into further details about the casualties at a Thursday afternoon news conference. He says authorities are taking care in the preliminary investigation to avoid giving incorrect information.
Police promised to update press about a second briefing that will be held later Thursday.
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An anonymous police official confirmed to the Associated Press that 3 people have been killed in a Thursday shooting at a business park in Aberdeen, Maryland.
WBAL-TV reported that the shooter is a woman who is now in the hospital.
The shooting took place on the campus of a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, a spokeswoman said.
Spokeswoman Susan Henderson told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that the shooting happened at a support facility adjacent to a larger building.
Henderson says authorities are at the scene and the company is cooperating with the investigation.
Harford County sheriff's office said the situation is "still fluid," and that police are using K-9 teams to locate the shooter. The number of victims is not yet known. Maryland Gov. Hogan said his office is monitoring the "horrific shooting".
The business park's tenants are Rite Aid, Zenith Freight Lines, TruAire, the Clorox Company and Maines Paper & Food Service.
Church Creek Elementary School went into a modified lockdown.
A meeting is scheduled for 11:45 am.
Media update: Sheriff will brief the media on shooting at 11:45 AM. Please head to the media staging area.— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
A church and a business park are near the area where the shooting was reported. It's not clear where the shooting took place.
Deputies were dispatched to the area - located roughly 30 miles from Baltimore - shortly after 9 am ET on Monday.
HCSO is investigating the report of shots fired in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. Please avoid the area. PIO is responding.— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
Please follow HCSO here on Twitter or on Facebook for official and confirmed information regarding the shooting in the area of Spesutia and Perryman.— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
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
Baltimore ATF and FBI are also responding and assisting in the investigation.
Police are asking people to avoid the area.
Map courtesy of CNN
As RT points out, Harford County was the scene of a mass shooting in October 2017, when 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince shot and killed three of his co-workers and injured two more at a granite fabricator in the town of Edgewood. He was eventually captured after an hours long manhunt.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates...