4 killed, including shooter, at Maryland Rite Aid facility

PHOTO: A victims car (C) covered in crime scene tape as police search for a gunman who fled the scene of a shooting at a Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen, Maryland, Sept. 20, 2018.PlayScott Serio/EPA/Rex/Shutterstock
WATCH Deadly shooting at Rite Aid center in Maryland, suspect in custody: Sheriff

Three people were killed and another three were injured after a woman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland Thursday morning.

The 26-year-old female suspect, identified by police as Snochia Moseley, was a temporary employee at the Aberdeen location. She died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters.

PHOTO: ATF police officer with a sniffing dog walks out the industrial complex in Harford County, Md., Sept. 20, 2018.Jose Luis Magana/AP
ATF police officer with a sniffing dog walks out the industrial complex in Harford County, Md., Sept. 20, 2018.

Gahler said Moseley was a Baltimore County resident who showed up for work around 9 a.m. A few minutes later, police received a call about the shooting.

Two victims were killed at the scene and a third died at the hospital, Gahler said. The three other victims are expected to survive, he added.

PHOTO: Agents on patrol after clearing an area near a warehouse as police search for a gunman who fled the scene of a shooting at a Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen, Maryland,Sept. 20, 2018.SCOTT SERIO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutters
Agents on patrol after clearing an area near a warehouse as police search for a gunman who fled the scene of a shooting at a Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen, Maryland,Sept. 20, 2018.

The shooting occurred at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. The Rite Aid facility employs 1,000 workers and manufactures and processes items for delivery to individual stores.

Rite Aid said on Facebook it was "deeply saddened" by the shooting and "we are continuing to work closely with authorities as they conduct their investigation. The facility has been closed and we are assessing when it will be reopened."

PHOTO: Map locates Aberdeen, Maryland, where a mass shooting has been reported.AP
Map locates Aberdeen, Maryland, where a mass shooting has been reported.

Moseley allegedly used a handgun in the attack, Gahler said, adding that police have been scouring the 210,000-square-foot building and interviewing employees for additional information. The shooting likely started outside the large complex, Gahler said.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI assisted local police at the scene.

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, herself a victim of gun violence, issued a statement Thursday on the shooting.

"Three workplace active shooting attacks in just the last 24 hours should spark outrage in every American," she said. "Today, it was a drugstore distribution center in Maryland. Yesterday, a software firm in Wisconsin and a municipal building in Pennsylvania. No matter where you work, learn, play, or live - you have a right to feel safe, and I’m horrified that that’s no longer the reality in America."

PHOTO: Several people have been shot in Maryland at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen, according to the Harford County Sheriffs Office, Sept.20, 2018.Google
Several people have been shot in Maryland at Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Sept.20, 2018.

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