Three people were killed in yet another shooting, this time at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland. Officials confirmed Thursday morning that the incident happened in Aberdeen, Maryland, about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore. The suspect also died after being transported to a local hospital, bringing the total number of casualties to four.
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Police Quickly Arrived on the Scene
According to the sheriff’s department, a call came in around 9:06 a.m. and police were subsequently on location within five minutes.
Several employees at a nearby furniture logistics operation also tended to one of the wounded victims.
Suspect Said to be a Disgruntled Employee
According to witnesses, a woman was involved in an argument on Thursday morning. The situation escalated, and she began “shooting like crazy,” according to one witness. During the incident, the woman shot and killed three people with a 9mm Glock pistol, injuring three others.
The gunwoman was later identified as 26-year-old Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County. She was reportedly a temporary employee working as a security guard at the Rite Aid facility.
Shooter Died in Custody
According to Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, Moseley was initially taken into custody and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Gahler also said that no law enforcement officers had fired shots in their response to the incident.
A source close to the investigation told reporters that the suspect shot herself twice in an apparent suicide attempt. Moseley reportedly has died from her self-inflicted wounds.
Injured Victims Expected to Survive
According to local authorities, there were three injured victims that are expected to survive the ordeal.
Local area hospitals reportedly took in five patients that had been involved in the incident.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore had four patients with gunshot wounds in their care. Two of them, a hospital spokesperson said, were in stable condition and two others were seriously injured.
Additionally, Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware also reported one patient in serious condition.