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Maryland shooter died of self-inflicted shot

Officials: 26-year-old temporary staffer killed at least three and wounded several others before your self in the head; Peter Doocy reports from Aberdeen, Maryland.

The lone shooter responsible for the killing of at least three persons and injuring several others during a Thursday morning attack on a Maryland distribution centre died in hospital after she shot herself in the head, police said.

The suspect was identified as Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County, the Harford Sheriff announced on Twitter.

Suspect in the current image is designated as Snochia Moseley, 26 years old from Baltimore County.

— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) 20 September 2018

In total, four people were killed in the shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, including the 26-year-old suspect, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said at a press conference.

Three others who also shot are expected to survive, ” he said.

Shots were fired just after 9 p.m. in the area of Spesutia, and Perryman roads in Aberdeen.

(WZJ via NNS)

The police responded to the shooting just after 9 a.m. at a distribution centre in the vicinity of Spesutia, and Perryman roads. Authorities arrived on the scene in a little more than five minutes of the first call.

The authorities discovered that the suspect was a temporary employee at the center “and” had been reported for her day of work as usual” before the shots were fired, Gahler said.

A motive for the “senseless crime” remained unclear, he added.

The suspect turned out to be “armed with a gun and some magazines,” Gahler said, adding that the weapon is owned by and registered to her.

Several people were killed and injured Thursday after a gunman opened fire on a Maryland distribution center, the officials said.

(AP)

“No shots were fired by a law enforcement responder,” he said.

The incident is believed to have started outside before it moved to the inside and shot persons were found, both within and outside the company, Gahler said.

MARYLAND SHOOTING WITNESSES DESCRIBE ‘SHOCKING’ EVENT IN RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER

A law enforcement official previously told Fox News the shooter may be a woman and confirmed the incident was no longer an “active shooter” situation 11:30 pm

An FBI official told Fox News that the suspect’s name is already in use by the system and do not find terror ties.

Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland.

(AP)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan described the scene as “horrible.”

We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those affected, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support. https://t.co/fzugpo8C1Z

— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) 20 September 2018

“We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those affected, including our first responders,” Hogan tweeted. “It Stands ready to offer any support.”

He later added that he and his wife were “mourning the loss of life” and “pray for those who were injured a full recovery.”

“We are sincerely grateful for the professionals who were on the scene in five minutes, and all medical and law enforcement personnel who help in the aftermath of this tragic shooting,” he tweeted.

We are sincerely grateful for the professionals who were on the scene in five minutes, and all medical and law enforcement personnel who help in the aftermath of this tragic shooting.

— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) 20 September 2018

FBI Baltimore said that responding to the scene, and a spokesman told Fox News one of the bureau’s crisis specialist teams was on the way.

Aberdeen is located about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore.

In October 2017, Harford police officers were called to a shooting at a granite company in which three people were killed and two others were injured. The shooter, Radee Prince, opened fire at his workplace in the nearby Edgewood, less than 10 miles from Thursday’s shoot.

He was captured in Delaware after a 10-hour manhunt.

In July, five people were killed when Jarrod Ramos, 38, launched a “targeted” attack on the Capital Gazette newspaper building in Annapolis.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Griff Jenkins, Peter Doocy and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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