At least three people died Thursday in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland, an official told The Associated Press.
Deputies in Harford County said they responded just after 9 a.m. to reports of a shooting with “multiple victims” near the intersection of Spesutia and Perryman roads.
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.
Update 11:45 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: A spokeswoman for Rite Aid told CNN that she understands that the distribution center where several people were shot Thursday morning has been secured.
“The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery,” she told CNN. “This is part of a large facility that is a distribution center. The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building.”
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Update 11:35 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: An unidentified law enforcement official told the AP three people were killed in Thursday morning’s shooting.
The official was not authorized to discuss details of the case and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity.
Update 11:15 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: Officials with Harford County Fire and EMS said Thursday’s shooting happened at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen.
Authorities are expected to provide additional details at a news conference scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Thursday.
Sheriff: Multiple victims in Maryland shooting
Update 11:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that multiple people were killed in Thursday’s shooting.
BREAKING: Law enforcement official: Multiple people killed in a shooting in Harford County, Maryland.
Original report: “The situation is still fluid,” deputies said Thursday morning. People were asked to avoid the area.
FBI Baltimore is responding & assisting @Harford_Sheriff with an Active Shooter situation. For updates please follow @Harford_Sheriff.
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.”
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) – Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation." The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area. The FBI's Baltimore field office tweets that it is responding and assisting the sheriff's office with an active shooter situation. The Baltimore field division of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweets that its special agents are responding too. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his office is monitoring the situation in Aberdeen and that the state stands ready to offer any support.