Woman Shoots Dead 3, Injures 3 Others Before Fatally Shooting Self In Maryland Warehouse

| September 21 , 2018 , 09:56 IST

In the latest mass shooting to hit the US, at least 3 people were killed and 3 others injured after a woman opened fire in a drugstore warehouse in Maryland on Thursday before fatally shooting herself, officials said.

According to reports, the woman, identified as 26-year-old Snochia Moseley from Baltimore County, was a temporary employee at the Rite Aid drugstore distribution center warehouse in Harford Country Maryland, where she carried out the shooting with her registered gun.

Although no motive has been confirmed, Moseley was said to be a disgruntled employee who showed up for work at her normal time at the facility near Aberdeen, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also assisting in the case.

"We do not have a motive for this senseless crime," he said, adding that terrorism did not appear likely.

Moseley shot people outside the building and on the warehouse floor before shooting herself. While 2 people died on the spot, 4 others were taken to the hospital and she herself was also taken to the hospital. One of the victims and Moseley succumbed, but the 3 others are expected to survive as officials said they had non-life threatening injuries.

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Sheriff Gahler said that investigators believed all the victims were also Rite Aid employees, however, it was not immediately clear whether the victims had been specifically targeted by Moseley. The shooting took place with a 9 mm Glock pistol Moseley had bought legally registered in her name and she was also carrying several magazines for the gun.

Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson said that around 1,000 employees work at the distribution center, where products are received and processed for delivery.

The Maryland shooting comes a day after 2 shootings took place on Wednesday, one at an office complex in Wisconsin leaving 3 injured, and the other in a Municipal Center in Pennsylvania where the gunman wounded 4 people.

Shootings take place with alarming frequency in the US, where the right to bear arms is a part of the constitution, however, attacks by women account for less than 5 percent of the total, as per law enforcement officials.