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Aberdeen, Maryland, shooting at Rite Aid distribution center: what we know

Four people, including the shooter, were killed, and three more were injured, the Harford County sheriff said.

A state police officer stands by at the scene of a mass shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland.
A state police officer stands by at the scene of a mass shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland.
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A mass shooter at the Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, on Thursday killed three people and injured three others before killing herself.

The mass shooting occurred “in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road,” according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. The area is a business district in Aberdeen, which is northeast of Baltimore.

The shooter and victims have not been officially identified. Investigators still do not know the shooter’s motive.

The story is still developing. Here’s what we know, and don’t, so far.

What we know

  • Shortly after 9 am, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched in response to a reported shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said at a news conference.
  • Four people, including the shooter, were killed, and three more were injured, Gahler said.
  • The single shooter, 26-year-old Snochia Moseley, shot and killed herself, according to Gahler.
  • The shooter was a temporary worker at the distribution center. Police still don’t know her motive.
A map of the shooting site in Aberdeen, Maryland. Javier Zarracina/Vox
  • The FBI and US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are assisting with the investigation.
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) tweeted, “We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders.”
  • According to the Gun Violence Archive, this is the 262nd mass shooting in the US in 2018. The organization defines mass shootings as events in which four or more people, excluding the shooter, were shot but not necessarily killed in a similar time and place.

What we don’t know

  • The victims’ identities
  • The shooter’s motive

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