March 25, 2023

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At least three people were killed in a factory shooting in Maryland

At least three people were killed in a factory shooting in Maryland

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At least three people have been killed in a shooting at a factory in Smithsburg, Maryland. The gunman killed himself while fleeing, but is still alive.

Tommy Huyghebaert, ADBsource: Belgium, ABC, CNN

The gunman opened fire on Columbia Machinery around 2:30 p.m. local time Thursday afternoon. When the police arrived, they found three dead and one in critical condition, but the suspect had already fled. With the help of the suspect’s description, the police were able to locate him and start a chase. It is parked in nearby Hagerstown. There, the suspect shot a Maryland State Police officer in the shoulder. The officer then fired back and shot the suspect. survived.

The gunman was arrested and taken to hospital, but his exact condition is currently unknown. Nothing is known about his motives.

Smithsburg is located approximately 70 miles northwest of Washington, DC

The United States has come under regular mass shootings lately. At the end of May, for example, an 18-year-old opened fire on an elementary school in Ovaldi, Texas. The gunman holed up in a classroom and killed 19 children and two teachers before being shot dead by police. A few days ago, a gunman opened fire on a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding 3 more.

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