Aberdeen Shooting: 'Multiple Victims' in Harford County, Maryland, Shooting, Police Say

UPDATE: 3:11 p.m. EDT—Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler confirmed the lone suspect in Thursday's shooting was a 26-year-old woman. The unidentified woman died at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Gahler said.

Gahler said the woman was a temporary employee at the distribution center who reported for her workday as usual on Thursday morning. She was armed with one handgun and several magazines.

"We do not, at this time, have a motive for this senseless crime," Gahler said.

7 people have been shot including the shooter. 3 people are are expected to survive. 2 fatalities at the scene. 1at the hospital. The suspect was fatally injured by a self inflicted gun shot wound

— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018

UPDATE: 12:08 p.m. EDT—Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler confirmed there were multiple fatalities and injuries following a shooting Thursday in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Gahler also said there was one suspect in the shooting, who was in custody and in critical condition at a local hospital. Authorities believed one weapon, a handgun, was used in the shooting, and said that no shots were fired by law enforcement officers who responded at the scene.

HCSO is still in the preliminary stages of this investigation. 1 suspect is in custody at this time

— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018

UPDATE: 11:31 a.m. EDT—Three people were killed in Thursday's shooting, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The situation was still considered active, the AP reported.

Anyone looking for a loved one was asked to call 410-838-5800. A reunification center was set up at Level Fire Company in Havre De Grace.

UPDATE: 11:12 a.m. EDT—A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that multiple people were killed in Thursday's shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland.

A Rite Aid spokesperson told CNN the shooting occurred at a Rite Aid support facility, where some 1,000 people work.

"The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery," Susan Henderson told CNN. "This is part of a large facility that is a distribution center. The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building."

UPDATE: 10:32 a.m. EDT—The FBI in Baltimore said on Twitter it was responding and assisting the Harford Sheriff's Office, calling it an "active shooter situation." Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted about the situation, calling it a "horrific shooting."

"We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen," Hogan said. "Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support."

Senator Ben Cardin also said he was monitoring the shooting, calling it "just horrific."

Original story:

The Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Newsweek there was a shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland, on Thursday morning, and that there were "multiple victims."

The sheriff's office said deputies were dispatched to the reported shooting at 9:09 a.m. local time and that further information would be released as it becomes available.

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

The shooting was in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. The scene was still active, and people were asked to stay away from the area. The area reportedly houses a business complex, WBAL-TV reported.

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company was sending paramedics to the scene, according to WBAL. It was not immediately clear what the extent of the injuries was or how many people were injured.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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