Maryland: Woman Opens Fire , Leads To "Multiple Fatalities"

Maryland: Woman Opens Fire , Leads To "Multiple Fatalities"

Maryland: Woman Opens Fire , Leads To "Multiple Fatalities" (representational image)

New Delhi: On Thursday, a number of people were shot and killed at a Rite Aid distribution center in Perryman, Maryland, and the county sheriff said that the suspected shooter was in custody and critical condition. 

The unfortunate incident occured after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) in Perryman, about 34 miles (55 km) northeast of Baltimore.

"I can confirm multiple wounded and multiple fatalities," Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters at a news briefing, without offering a specific number. Information regarding the suspect's identity or possible motive behind the shooting, were not disclosed.

Pete Williams, an NBC reporter, said multiple law enforcement sources told him the shooter was a woman.

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Reuters was told by the law enforcement source that officials believe the suspect had a work-related grievance.

The sheriff said that the suspect used a single handgun, and no officers fired any shots at the scene. When a reporter questioned, whether that suggested the suspect's injuries were self-inflicted, He refused to answer.

The Rite Aid has nearly 1,000 employees, company spokesman Pete Strella said, and processes products, including pharmaceuticals, for delivery to more than 2,500 stores.

A few miles from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the shooting took place.

Larry Hogan, the governor said his office was "closely monitoring the horrific shooting."

"Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders," Hogan wrote on Twitter. "The State stands ready to offer any support."

The agencies said that agents from the Baltimore offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI also responded.

Earlier, a man shot and wounded four people, including a police officer, at a Pennsylvania court building before he was killed by police, as stated by Pennsylvania State Police.

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