Multiple People Shot in Harford County, Maryland
ABERDEEN, MARYLAND — September 20, 2018
(Updating information) Several people have been shot at a warehouse in Maryland. Police say several people are also on the verge of death. Ambulances have arrived on the scene, along with the FBI.
Authorities were dispatched to the shooting at 9:09 a.m. Eastern today. The building is in the area of Spesutia and Perryman roads in Aberdeen, which is in Harford County. Baltimore ATF is also a part of the investigation.
Officials have not given an exact location, nor details on the status of the shooter.
The Abingdon Fire Company also tweeted saying there is a heavy police presence in the area and to avoid it if possible.
There is heavy police, fire and EMS presence in the area of Spesutia and Perryman Road. Avoid the area.— Abingdon Fire Company (MD) (@AbingdonFire) September 20, 2018
Roads are closed in the area while police investigate, and a teacher at Roye Williams Elementary confirmed to WMAR television station in Baltimore the school is on lockdown. Church Creek Elementary School is also on a modified lockdown while the investigation occurs.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he is "closely monitoring the horrific shooting."
"Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support," Hogan said on Twitter.
This shooting comes fewer than 24 hours after two mass shootings in other parts of the United States. A gunman who shot four people inside a Pennsylvania courthouse on Wednesday was killed by an officer. And in Wisconsin, five people were shot inside a software company building. That shooter also died.
Less than a year ago Harford County had another workplace shooting in Edgewood. Radee Prince reportedly went into where he works last October, Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, and shot the five people with a handgun and then traveled to Delaware where he shot another person.