UPDATE: Authorities have briefed the press and offered a few updates on the situation. The shooting took place at a Rite Aide distribution center a little after 9:00 this morning. The shooter, believed to be female, used a handgun.
Harford Sheriff: At about 9:06 this morning, a report came into the dispatch center from the Rite Aid Distribution center of shots fired ... At this time, I can confirm multiple wounded and multiple fatalities. https://t.co/S2hwyX1RA3 pic.twitter.com/KU0ywms6X0— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 20, 2018
UPDATE: Law enforcement officials have announced that three people are dead and five others have been shot. Reports say it was a female assailant. It is no longer an active shooting situation.
A mass shooting has been reported in a business area near Spesutia Road and Perryman Road in Aberdeen, Maryland. There are multiple victims, according to local police.
We can confirm there was a shooting in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. Multiple victims. The situation is still fluid. Please avoid the area. Media staging area still TBD.— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) September 20, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted the following.
We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support. https://t.co/fzugpo8C1Z— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) September 20, 2018
An FBI crisis squad has arrived on the scene. Authorities will be briefing the press at 11:45 a.m. ET.
This is a breaking news post and will be updated.