Four Dead, Including the Suspect, in Maryland Warehouse Shooting

Saul Bowman
September 23, 2018

"The State stands ready to offer any support".

- Three people are dead after a woman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County near Baltimore on Thursday, according to officials.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said the shooter was a temporary employee who reported for work "as usual" yesterday before brandishing a 9mm Glock semi-automatic handgun.

Harford County Sheriff's Office warned on Twitter that the situation was "still fluid" and asked people to avoid the area. This number was based on preliminary information, the official said.

NBC News and other media outlets, citing law enforcement sources, reported that the assailant was a woman, an unusual circumstance in and of itself as the overwhelming majority of mass shootings in the United States are committed by men.

Sheriff Gahler said Moseley was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016, and her family said she had become "increasingly agitated" over the past couple of weeks.

"You can't have enough police, and you can't have them fast enough, Gahler said".

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said.

"Be good an take care of daddy an the pets if something should happen". Gahler said the assailant apparently was armed with a single handgun "and no shots fired by any officers responding to the scene". Three of the injured were in serious condition as of Thursday morning, one suffered a graze wound.

The Baltimore Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also responding. Ray Fang, the hospital's trauma medical director, said two of the victims were stable and doing well, while two remain seriously injured.

"I, of course, thought it was far off or, that's like down the road or something, right?" she told CNN affiliate WJZ.

In Fayette County, Pennsylvania, a gunman shot four people outside a crowded courtroom on Wednesday before being killed by police.

And in 2016, two sheriff deputies were shot and killed at a Panera restaurant in Harford County.

The site is about an hour north of Annapolis, where almost three months ago a man armed with a shotgun attacked a newspaper office, killing five staff members.

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