Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.
A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, who was considered armed and dangerous.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Prince shot his victims with a handgun and fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Baltimore. The sheriff did not release a motive for the shooting.
The victims and the suspect worked for Advanced Granite Solutions, the owner of the home improvement company told The Associated Press. Prince has been an employee for four months, working as a machine operator, owner Barak Caba told AP in a brief telephone interview. Caba was shaken and would not provide additional details.
The wounded were in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical Center's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, speaking during a break from a meeting of a state board, said the survivors had gunshot wounds to the head.
He said authorities had helicopters in the air and police on the ground looking for Prince, who may be driving a black 2008 GMC Acadia with the Delaware license tag PC 064273.
"The killer remains on the loose," Hogan said.
The FBI is assisting local authorities. Investigators were treating the shooting as a case of workplace violence and didn't see ties to terrorism, said Dave Fitz, a spokesman for the Baltimore FBI field office.
Nearby schools and businesses were locked down as a precaution.
The business park is just south of the Interstate 95 interchange with Maryland 24.
Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off Advanced Granite Solutions on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators, deputies and federal agents fanned out across the business park to investigate.
Across the road, several employees, some wearing lime green T-shirts with the Advanced Granite Solutions logo, embraced each other as they waited for news of their colleagues. The sheriff said the department had set up a receiving area for family members in a nearby hotel ballroom.
The sheriff said Prince had a criminal record, but he didn't know the extent of it. According to online court records, Prince lived in Elkton — about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the shooting scene — as recently as last month.
The sheriff said authorities checked an Elkton home after the shooting, but Prince was not there.
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.
The suspect and the victims were all associated with a company at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood. The sheriff says the two wounded people are in serious condition.
Nearby schools have been locked down as a precaution.
The business park is just south of the Interstate 95 interchange with Route 24.
EDGEWOOD, Md. (CBS NEWS) -- Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect vehicle after a reported workplace shooting at an industrial park northeast of Baltimore.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office said multiple injuries were reported in the Wednesday morning shooting at Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood. It wasn't clear how many people were shot, reports CBS Baltimore.
Shock Trauma, a Baltimore trauma hospital that treats the severely injured, said clinicians were treating two patients from the Emmorton Business Park shooting as of 10:45 a.m. Both were in critical condition.
Update on patients from #EdgewoodShooting: Confirming the two patients being treated at Shock Trauma are both in critical condition— Shock Trauma (@shocktrauma) October 18, 2017
The incident was reported before 9:30. Witnesses told the station they heard people arguing, but did not hear gunshots.
Most of the police activity was centered around Advanced Granite Solutions, a business in the industrial park, the station reports.
Multiple businesses in the area were reportedly on lockdown. Edgewood schools were also on a modified lockdown.
Authorities are searching for a red Dodge Charger with Delaware license plates, reports CBS Baltimore.