At least three individuals were reportedly murdered in a shooting in Maryland, and one officer was injured, according to officials.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday afternoon that it was conducting an investigation into the shooting at the Columbia Machine firm in Smithsburg, Maryland. Approximately 75 miles west of Baltimore is Smithsburg.
According to its website, Columbia Machine provides “full equipment lines to customers in over 100 countries.”
The incident is still active, but law enforcement officials have said that there is no danger to nearby residents.
CBS Baltimore reported “Officers responded to the 12900 block of Bikle Road about 2:30 p.m. for a report of a shooting,”
Multiple fatalities were reported by NBC 4 Washington, according to the county sheriff’s office.
“The suspect was shot and injured during a confrontation with a Maryland State Police trooper, the sheriff’s office said. The shooter was hospitalized, but their condition is unclear at this time,” the outlet reported. “The trooper suffered a minor injury, authorities said.”
More on this story via Daily Wire:
Rep. David Trone (D-MD), whose district includes the area, said his office is actively monitoring the situation.
“We are actively monitoring the mass shooting in #Smithsburg right now, and our office is in contact with officials on the ground. If you’re local, please stay away from the area as law enforcement responds,” Trone wrote. Read more…