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Multiple Victims Dead in Shooting Near Baltimore

The AP reports 3 fatalities; suspected shooter is in critical condition
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2018 11:43 AM CDT
Authorities respond to a shooting in Harford County, Md., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.   (Jerry Jackson /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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(Newser) – Multiple people are dead and others wounded after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore, reports the Baltimore Sun. The AP says three are dead, but authorities have not confirmed. Police say the shooter is in custody and has been taken to a local hospital in critical condition. WBAL-TV reports that the suspect is a woman. The shootings occurred at a warehouse complex in Perryman, near Aberdeen, about 30 miles from Baltimore.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said he doesn't think officers fired any shots at the scene, and they recovered a handgun, believed to be the only weapon used. The sheriff's office says deputies responded a little after 9am, getting there within 5 minutes of the first call. "We were like two blocks over when we got completely bombarded by—I'm not exaggerating —20-30 cops, and then ambulances and everything started pouring in," a witness tells the Baltimore station. (Read more mass shootings stories.)

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