ABERDEEN, MD—Four people are dead after a shooting that transpired at a distribution center near Aberdeen, Maryland on Thursday, September 20.
A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that three people are confirmed dead. Raymond Fang, trauma medical director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, confirmed that four people suffering some gunshot wounds were transported to the facility for treatment.
Authorities responded to the scene of a Rite Aid distribution center just after 9 a.m., arriving on the scene 5 minutes after receiving the first 911 call. The Rite Aid distribution center is located near Spesutia and Perryman Roads.
According to reports, officers reportedly did not discharge their weapons during the incident, the shooter was transported to the hospital.
“We are so preliminary in this investigation. It’s so important that we deal in facts,” said Hartford County Sheriff Jeffery Gahler during a news conference.
The suspect has been identified as temporary distribution center worker Snochia Moseley. Moseley was killed after turning the gun on herself.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called the shooting, “horrific.” In a press release, Hogan said, “We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The state stands ready to offer any support.”
A spokesperson told Fox News that one of the crisis specialist teams from Baltimore’s FBI Bureau was en route to the scene Thursday morning. Aberdeen is about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore.
The state of Maryland has seen several mass shootings in the past year. Less than a year ago, a shooting at a granite company left three dead and several others wounded after Randee Prince opened fire at his workplace in Edgewood. Edgewood is less than 10 miles away from Aberdeen. Five people were killed in July when Jarrod Ramos opened fire in a targeted attack at the Capital Gazette Newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland.
Rite Aid released the following statement on its Facebook page:
“We are deeply saddened by the events that transpired this morning at the Liberty support facility, which is part of Rite Aid’s Perryman Distribution Center in Aberdeen, Md. Local authorities have confirmed that there are multiple fatalities and casualties. We are continuing to work closely with authorities as they conduct their investigation. The facility has been closed, and we are assessing when it will be reopened. Grief counselors will be made available to our associates and will remain available as long as they are needed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved in this tragic incident, as well as their loved ones.”