3 Dead, 1 Injured In Mass Shooting At Manufacturing Facility In Maryland


SMITHBURG, MARYLAND — A suspect has been shot by police after a brief car chase that occurred right after a mass shooting at Columbia Machine in the 12900 block of Bikle Road.

Police were called to the scene around 2:30 pm local time and found 4 victims, 3 of whom were pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to police arriving, the suspect had fled in a vehicle but was located by police. A chase ensued and an officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and both were struck.

The suspect and the officer were both taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Police say there is no ongoing threat to the community.

It is not yet known if the suspect had any connection to the facility.



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