HARFORD COUNTY, Md — Four people are dead and three more are injured after a woman shot six people at a Maryland Rite Aid distribution center Thursday morning before turning the gun on herself, police say.
The suspect was identified as a 26-year-old temporary worker. Police found her with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and she was taken hospital in critical condition. She later died.
Three more people were taken to the hospital. Hospital officials said two of those patients were stable and another was very seriously injured.
Police said the suspect used a 9mm Glock handgun registered in her name. Officials said she came to work for her usual shift. Police believe she started shooting outside the building and moved inside.
In a news conference Thursday afternoon, the sheriff said officials received word of the shooting just after 9 a.m. First responders arrived at the scene about five minutes later and began treating the wounded and searching for the shooter.
"Based on what we know, this was a lone suspect," Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
Police are unsure of the motive.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan described the shooting as "horrific" in a statement Thursday.
"Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders," Hogan said. "The State stands ready to offer any support."
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