3 killed in 'horrific' mass shooting in Maryland

At least 3 dead, several people injured in shooting inside Maryland pharmacy. Gunman in critical condition.

David Rosenberg , | updated: 7:23 PM

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A mass shooting was reported Thursday morning Maryland, local authorities said, with multiple casualties. One suspect has been taken into custody

The incident occurred in a Rite Aide pharmacy south of Aberdeen, Maryland in Harford County, roughly 70 miles northeast of Washington DC, at just after 9:05 a.m. local time.

The local sheriff’s office reported that there are “multiple victims” of the shooting, without specifying any details.

“We can confirm there was a shooting in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. Multiple victims,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

According to a report by AP, three fatalities have been confirmed in the shooting, with additional victims wounded.

In a tweet roughly an hour after the shooting began, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan described the incident as “horrific”.

“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.”

Local police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) dispatched units to the scene of the shooting.

According to the Harford Sheriff’s office, the shooting appears to have been perpetrated by a single gunman.

The office followed up by saying that the suspect has been taken into custody, adding that the suspect is in critical condition and is being treated at a local hospital.