Smithsburg, Maryland, shooting: 3 dead, according to the governor

“State Police responded, chased suspect, suspect shot and shot state trooper in the shoulder, who then returned fire and fired back at him,” Hogan said at a conference. release on Covid-19.

A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook said responding deputies found four victims at the business, three of whom were dead and one seriously injured. The suspect had left the scene but was found by a Maryland State Police trooper.

“Shots were exchanged between the suspect and the soldier. Both were injured and transported for medical attention,” the statement said.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Carly Hose said the suspect was a man, but she didn’t yet know any other details about the shooting, as if the shooter was a Columbia Machine employee.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. ET, authorities said.

Columbia Machine is a manufacturer of concrete products equipment, according to their site.

Smithsburg is about 75 miles west of Baltimore.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives office in Baltimore and the FBI each said officers were assisting the sheriff’s office with the incident.

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