Maryland factory shooting: News coming in indicates that, at least 3 people have been shot dead and one person left injured after a shooter opened fire at a manufacturing facility in Smithsburg, Md., officials say.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting took place just after 2:30 p.m. at Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, about 75 miles west of Baltimore.
The gunman is alive and in custody, NBC News reported.
Below is a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland
On June 9, 2022, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to Columbia Machine Inc., 12912 Bikle Road, Smithsburg, MD, for reports of an active shooter.
Units immediately responded and located 4 victims, 3 of which were deceased at the scene and one who was critically injured.
The suspect fled the scene prior to Law Enforcement’s arrival.
The description was quickly released to additional responding units and the suspect vehicle was encountered by Maryland State Police in the area of Maplesville Road and Mount Aetna Road, gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and the Trooper.
Both were injured and transported for medical treatment.
Multiple Federal Agencies, including the FBI and ATF, have responded to assist in the investigation into the incident.
There is no confirmed active threat to the community in relation to this incident.
More information will be released as it becomes available.