Aberdeen, Maryland shooting

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Aberdeen, Maryland shooting
2016-06-11 11 03 54 View west along Maryland State Route 132 (Bel Air Avenue) at Howard Street in Aberdeen, Harford County, Maryland.jpg
Downtown Aberdeen
LocationAberdeen, Maryland[1]
DateSeptember 20, 2018
9:06 a.m. (EDT)
Attack type
Workplace shooting
Weapons9mm Glock 17[2]
Deaths4 (including the perpetrator)
Injuries
3[1]
PerpetratorSnochia Moseley[3]
Motiveunknown

On September 20, 2018, three people were shot and killed outside a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, United States.[4] The shooting occurred 30 miles northeast of Baltimore.[5] This was the second mass shooting in Maryland in 2018, following the Capital Gazette shooting.[6][7]

Incident[edit]

The suspect had entered the facility to report to work as usual, before opening fire on victims inside and outside of the facility.[8] The Harford County sheriff stated that calls of "shots fired" came from the Rite Aid distribution center at approximately 9:06 am. EDT.[9] Deputies responded at 9:09 am.[10] Officers reportedly never discharged their weapons while responding to the scene.[11] Agents from the Baltimore offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI responded to the scene.[12]

Victims[edit]

Preliminary reports suggest that at least three people were killed in the attack, although the Harford County Sheriff declined to give a precise number of wounded and deceased victims during the press conference.[13] Two victims died at the scene and a third in the hospital. It was later reported that the suspect died at the hospital due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her head.[14]

Victims were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore and Christiana Hospital in Delaware.[6] Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Trauma Director released a statement that the hospital received four victims with gunshot wounds, and by 2:30 pm. ET, two patients were stable and two were seriously injured.[14]

Shooter[edit]

The shooter was admitted to the hospital, and officials did not immediately identify the suspect.[11] It was confirmed that per initial sweeps of the site the suspect was armed with a single 9mm Glock 17 handgun.[15] Later, the Harford County Sheriff's Office revealed the identity of the shooter as being Snochia Moseley, 26, an African American woman of Baltimore County.[16] Moseley shot herself in the head and later died of her wounds at the hospital.[17] The Washington Post reported that Moseley "had been beset for years by mental illness as well as emotional turmoil related to her struggle with sexual identity, according to authorities and a close friend."[18]

Response[edit]

After the shooting, a reunification center was set up at a fire department in Havre de Grace.[19]

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, used Twitter to express his condolences and thoughts on the situation, and tweeted "We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders."[13]

Rite Aid, released a statement emphasizing their continuation to work closely with authorities as the investigation continued, and the company would provide grief counselors as long as needed. The company also offered their thoughts and prayers to all those involved in the situation.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Site Administrator (September 20, 2018). "The Latest: Hospital: 4 brought there with gunshot wounds". LEX18.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Aberdeen shooting: Female gunman kills 3, injures 3 in 'chaotic' scene at Rite Aid center". September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Latest: Hospital: 4 brought there with gunshot wounds – WTOP". September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "'Multiple victims' reported at shooting in business park in Aberdeen, Maryland". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "3 killed in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland – CNN". September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Multiple Dead, Suspect in Custody After Aberdeen Rite Aid Warehouse Shooting". September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Employee Kills Three, Then Herself, at Rite Aid Facility in Maryland, Officials Say". Archived from the original on September 23, 2018. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Khan, Saliqa A. (September 21, 2018). "7 shot, 3 killed, suspect dead in Harford County shooting". WBAL. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid center". Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Anderson, Colin Campbell, Jessica. "Three killed in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County, AP says; suspect in critical condition". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Lam, Katherine (September 20, 2018). "Maryland distribution center shooting leaves multiple people dead, wounded, police say". Fox News Channel. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Cherelus, Gina. "'Multiple fatalities' in Maryland shooting, suspect arrested: sheriff". U.S. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Aberdeen, Maryland, shooting at Rite Aid distribution center: what we know". Vox. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  14. ^ a b c Khan, Saliqa A. (September 20, 2018). "7 shot, 3 killed, suspect dead in Harford County shooting". WBAL. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "'Multiple deaths' in Maryland shooting". BBC News. September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Reid, Chip (September 20, 2018). "Female gunman in Maryland kills 3 in third mass shooting in 24 hours". CBS News. Archived from the original on September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Multiple People Killed And Wounded in Maryland Shooting". NPR. Archived from the original on September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  18. ^ Gately, Gary; Jouvenal, Justin; Duggan, Paul (September 21, 2018). "Rite Aid shooting: 'There's just no way to make sense of something that's so senseless.'". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  19. ^ Chason, Rachel; Duggan, Paul; Jouvenal, Justin (September 20, 2018). "Temporary employee at Md. distribution center fatally shot herself after killing 3 people, wounding 3 others". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 21, 2018.