WJZ BREAKING NEWS: Multiple People Shot Near Aberdeen, Maryland

WJZ BREAKING NEWS: Multiple People Shot Near Aberdeen, Maryland


TRAFFIC. YOU COULD SEE ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL AT NEARBY HOSPITALS AS WELL. AND SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU LEAVE SPACE FOR THOSE EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TO GET IN AND ATTEND TO POTENTIAL VICTIMS AS WELL. BUT AGAIN AT ANY POINT WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES IN THE AREA OF PERRY MAN AT SPESUTIA. WE ARE LOOKING AT JAMS ON PHILADELPHIA ROAD AS WELL AS 40. SEVERAL BUSINESSES IN THAT AREA THAT IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY THAT WORKS THERE, FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY WITH TESTS OR CALLING OR SOCIAL MEDIA, HAVE TO FIND OUT IF THERE ARE CLOSURES OR LOCK DOWNS. WE KNOW THERE ARE SEVERAL APARTMENTS IN THAT AREA AS WELL AS WALMART STORE. THERE IS A PARK, A PUBLIC PARK PERRYMAN ROAD PARK THAT’S ALSO THERE THERE AS WELL. ALL OF THOSE AREAS COULD OBVIOUSLY BE AFFECTED BY CLOSURES AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL THAT’S COMING IN THERE AND THESE CLOSURES ARE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY ANY TIME SOON. JAM UP THE ROAD EVEN WORSE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE OUT THERE INVESTIGATING FOR HOURS. AND SO SOMETHING THAT WE MENTIONED BEFORE IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT GOES TO SCHOOL THERE DON’T RUSH TO THE SCHOOL THAT’S NEAR THAT AREA. YOU’LL WANT TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE ON LOCK DOWN AND THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT LET YOUR CHILD STAY SAFE THERE INSTEAD OF GETTING STUCK ON THE ROAD TRYING TO GO THERE AND GET THEM. OBVIOUSLY YOUR BEST BET IS TO STAY INFORMED BY WJZ. WE ARE GIVING INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. MIKE HELLGREN NOW ON THE SCENE, THE CHOPPER ON THE WAY TO THE SCENE AND KEEP YOU UPDATED. IN THE MEANTIME WE DO KNOW THE ROADS SURROUNDING THAT AREA ARE CLOSED AND 95 IS CLEAR IF YOU NEED TO TRAVEL RIGHT NEAR THAT AREA THE HIGHWAY IS MOVING BUT IT’S MOVING SLOW. BACK OVER TO YOU GUYS. >>A GOOD REMINDER THAT IF YOU NEED TO GET INTO ANY CONTACT WITH ANY SCHOOLS IN THE AREA NOT TO RUSH THE SCENE OR TRY TO TAKE IT ON YOURSELF CONTACT THEM OR SOCIAL MEDIA. >>ESPECIALLY AS WE AWAIT WORD ON THE SUSPECT. WE ARE GOING TO GO NOW TO MIKE HELLGREN AGAIN. THE BUSINESS OWNER IN THAT AREA A WITNESS. >>Reporter: SOMEONE WHO WORKS AND LIVES HERE COLLEEN HENDRICKSON. YOU WERE TELLING ME THAT IT WAS JUST KIND OF CHAOTIC HERE. >>ABSOLUTELY. WHEN I FIRST LEFT I WAS JUST STARTING TO CATCH THE BUS IT WAS JUST A REGULAR DAY, JUST SLIGHTLY RAINY AND IT WASN’T UNTIL SOMEONE SAID HEY THERE’S AN ACTIVE SHOOTING GOING ON THERE YOU BE CAREFUL. AND I OF COURSE THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE FAR OFF OR DOWN THE ROAD OR SOMETHING RIGHT? NOT LIKE RIGHT HERE. AND NO, IT’S RIGHT OUTSIDE. IT’S RIGHT ON THE DOOR STEP. >>Reporter: DESCRIBE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AS FAR AS POLICE ACTIVITY, JUST HOW, YOU KNOW HOW CRAZY IT’S BEEN HERE. >>IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. EVERYTHING IS CUTOFF. ALL OF THE ROADS ARE CUTOFF. THEY’RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO LET CARS DOWN HERE AND THEY ARE JUST USING ANY LARGER VEHICLES THEY ARE LETTING THROUGH. BUT THEY’RE TELLING SOME PEOPLE TO DIVERT TO THE GRAVEYARD BUT SO MANY CARS, I THINK I COUNTED AT LEAST 13 AMBULANCES AND THAT WAS JUST WHEN I WAS COUNTING AND THEY PUT IN A LOT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES, THREE CHOPPERS. THEY’RE STILL LOOKING. THEY’RE STILL INVESTIGATING. >>Reporter: WE JUST SAW SEVERAL EMPTY HARTFORD COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES GO BY. I DON’T KNOW THE PURPOSE OF THOSE. STILL MULTIPLE POLICE CARS HERE. NOW TELL ME, YOU LIVE IN THE AREA, YOU WORK IN THE AREA. YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH IT. SO AS WE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A BUSINESS PARK. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT IT? >>IT’S MOSTLY WAREHOUSES IN THE AREA. ALONG THAT THERE’S THE CLOROX PLANT AND THE WAREHOUSE. IT’S USUALLY JUST A REALLY SLEEPY PLACE. THERE’S A LOT OF RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS ON THIS SIDE HERE AND JUST SOME WAREHOUSES AND THE RITEAID AREA AND THE WAREHOUSE. IT’S USUALLY VERY CALM. THIS IS THE MOST CHAOTIC I’VE EVER SEEN IT. >>DESCRIBE HOW FRIGHTENING THIS IS FOR YOU AS SOMEONE WHO IS FROM THIS AREA AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SEE ALL OF THIS POLICE ACTIVITY AND HEAR ABOUT A MASS SHOOTING. YOUR EMOTIONS DEALING WITH THIS? >>IT’S VERY SCARY WHEN IT’S JUST ON THE DOOR STEP. YOU CAN SEE A MILLION USER REPORTS ABOUT THE SHOOTERS AND EMERGENCY INSTANCES AND IT DOESN’T MAKE IT REAL TO YOU. IT’S REAL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL AFFECTED BY THIS AND STILL LOOKING. IT’S BEEN A FEW HOURS OR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF. IT’S JUST INSANE AND IT’S STILL SINKING IN. IT’S STILL CRAZY. >>Reporter: TELL ME ARE THERE MULTIPLE WAYS IN AND OUT OF THIS BUSINESS PARK? I DON’T KNOW HOW FAMILIAR YOU ARE WITH THAT PARTICULAR AREA. >>AT LEAST WITH THAT UP THERE THERE’S ONLY IN SPESUTIA THERE AND OUT SPESUTIA THERE AND REALLY THERE’S ONLY THREE MAIN WAYS OF GETTING IN AND OUT AT LEAST RIGHT HERE. AND THEY ARE STILL LOOKING AT THE AREA FOR INVESTIGATION PURPOSES. AND I’VE BEEN TOLD TO STAY IN THE SAFE AREA BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT WHAT’S THE SAFE AREA AND I’VE ESSENTIALLY BEEN TOLD I CAN’T GO BACK INTO MY APARTMENT TOO SO EVERYONE A LOT OF PARTS HERE. >>18-WHEELERS THAT HAVE JUST STOPPED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. >>NOT ONLY IS THIS SCARY BUT IT’S REALLY HALTED A LOT OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE WERE MEANT TO DO AND TRYING TO DO TODAY. AND IT’S BEEN–IT IS INFURIATING A LITTLE NOT ONLY THAT THERE’S A MASS SHOOTER BUT THAT EVERYTHING’S JUST KIND OF STOCKED UP LIKE THIS. >>AND WE TALKED TODAY ABOUT HOW UNFORTUNATELY FAMILIAR THIS AREA HAS BEEN WITH SOME HIGH PROFILE SHOOTINGS, THE PANERA NOT THAT LONG AGO AND JUST LAST YEAR THE WORK PLACE SHOOTING JUST TO OUR SOUTH HERE WITH A MANHUNT THAT LASTED HOURS. I MEAN, YOUR THOUGHTS THAT THIS COMMUNITY, THIS HARTFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY IS GOING THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS AGAIN? >>WELL, I THINK IT’S A MATTER OF–I DID HEAR QUITE A BIT ABOUT THE PANERA SHOOTING AND I JUST THINK IT’S SOMETHING WHERE IT’S USUALLY SUCH A SMALL PLACE IT’S USUALLY REALLY QUIET. I JUST THINK THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THEY SEE IT ON T.V. AND THEY TRY TO EMULATE IT. SO MAYBE IT’S THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY’RE WANTING TO CAUSE A STIR AGAIN WITH THAT. AND I FEEL LIKE WITH THE WAREHOUSE SITUATION I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY’RE OVER WORKED MAYBE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT. I HAVE NO IDEA. >>Reporter: WE ARE STILL WAITING TO HEAR DETAILS ABOUT THE MOTIVE, ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. ALL OF THAT IS FLUID RIGHT HERE. I WANT TO ASK YOU AS WELL. YOU ARE NOT SURE IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO WHERE YOU LIVE SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? >>WELL I’M TRYING TO GET TO WORK. JUST GOING TO WAIT AND SEE WHERE THE SAFE AREA IS OR WHAT AREAS THEY SAY ARE SAFE. I’M TRYING TO WALK THERE AND I’M TRYING TO JUST GET TO WORK ON TIME OR AS CLOSE TO ON TIME AS I CAN GET AS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW. AND I’M SURE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SCARED BECAUSE THIS IS RIGHT ON THEIR DOOR STEP. AND THIS USUALLY DOESN’T HAPPEN AT THIS KIND OF LEVEL ANYWHERE USUALLY LIKE IN SMALLER TOWNS. >>Reporter: HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY, THANK YOU COLLEEN. I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING TIME TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US AND GIVE US SOME PERSPECTIVE ON THIS AREA AS WE TRY TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION. WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU AT T.V. HILL. >>MIKE THANKS SO MUCH. MIKE MENTIONED THE OTHER SHOOTING IN HARTFORD COUNTY AT THE PANERA AND THE SHOOTING IN EDGEWOOD AND NOW THIS ONE. WE ARE GOING TO GO NOW TO RICK RITTER WHO IS ON THE SCENE NOW AND JUST TWEETED A SHORT TIME AGO THERE WERE SEVERAL AMBULANCES IN A MEDIA STAGING AREA. RICK, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME I UNDERSTAND THERE IS GOING TO BE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11: 45 AS THEY CONTINUE TO GATHER INFORMATION. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING AND WHERE ARE YOU EXACTLY? >>Reporter: SO AS YOU MENTIONED WE ARE AT THE MEDIA STAGING AREA OLD PHILADELPHIA AND SHORT LANE ROAD. WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE AROUND 11: 45 ON THE SHOOTING WHERE MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. JUST COMING UP HERE DRIVING UP HERE FROM THE BALTIMORE AREA ALONG 95 WE SAW SEVERAL UNMARKED POLICE CARS RACING WITH THEIR SIRENS AND LIGHTS ON AND WE CAME AROUND TO THE CENTRAL ROAD WHERE THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE RIGHT AROUND THAT AREA. THAT PART WAS BLOCKED OFF AND MULTIPLE CARS WERE TRYING TO GET IN THERE IN TERMS OF AUTHORITIES AND POLICE VEHICLES. AGAIN THIS IS THE MEDIA STAGING AREA OVER THE SCENE AROUND THIS AREA A SHORT TIME AGO. CURRENTLY STILL UP THERE RIGHT NOW. THE AMBULANCE LEAVING THE SCENE A SHORT TIME AGO RACING BY US. A LOT OF UNMARKED VEHICLES IN TERMS OF POLICE CARS TRYING TO GET TO THAT SCENE. WE ARE GETTING A MEDIA UPDATE AROUND 11: 45 TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION. IT’S HARD NOT TO COME UP HERE. YOU MENTIONED IT TOO. THINK ABOUT THE PREVIOUS HORRIFIC SHOOTING WE HAD IN THIS AREA THAT WORK PLACE SHOOTING THAT TOOK PLACE ALMOST A YEAR AGO LITERALLY ABOUT SEVEN MILES AWAY FROM HERE SO OBVIOUSLY STILL WAITING FOR A LOT MORE INFORMATION TO UNFOLD. WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE AROUND 11: 45 TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE HORRIFIC INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE. ALSO I KNOW THAT GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE SHOOTING PUTTING OUT A TWEET CALLING IT HORRIFIC SAYING THE STATE IS STANDING BY READY TO ASSIST IN THIS WAY POSSIBLE AS FAR AS THE MEDIA STAGING AREA VERY QUIET OTHER THAN POLICE VEHICLES RACING BY AND THE AMBULANCE THAT WE SAW RACE BY A SHORT TIME AGO AND WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR BUT FOR NOW BACK TO YOU. >>IT’S INTERESTING IF YOU CAN STAND BY FOR JUST A MINUTE, THIS SHOOTING FOLLOWS THE OTHER SHOOTING INCIDENTS THAT JUST OCCURRED YESTERDAY ONE IN WISCONSIN, ANOTHER ONE IN PENNSYLVANIA, ANOTHER ONE IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING AND NOT TO BRING UP THIS HORRIFIC SITUATION BUT IT IS HAPPENING TOO OFTEN AND SO FREQUENTLY AND AGAIN IT’S AN ERIE REMINDER THAT WE ARE IN THE SAME SPOT LIKE YOU SAID SEVEN MILES AWAY. >>A PATTERN WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE HERE AGAIN. WE HAVE A LIVE CHOPPER PICTURE OVER THE SCENE. REPORTS OF PEOPLE SHOT AND HURT IN HARTFORD COUNTY. THE ATF ON THE SCENE. THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT RESPONDING TO CALLS AROUND 9:06. WE HEARD FROM A LADY WITH MIKE WHO SAYS IT WAS A REGULAR NORMAL DAY AND THEN CHAOS ALL BROKE OUT. SO WE ARE JUST TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE TO US. >>WE DO KNOW THERE ARE MULTIPLE VICTIMS. MIKE HELLGREN REPORTED SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO DELAWARE. THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL WOULD BE CHRISTIANIA. OTHERS TAKEN TO SHOCK TRAUMA. IT’S UNCLEAR WHO WAS TAKEN WHERE OR HOW MANY VICTIMS. THAT WITNESS MA MIKE SPOKE WITH A SHORT TIME AGO SAID SHE SAW AT LEAST A DOZEN EMERGENCY VEHICLES OR AMBULANCES NEAR THE SCENE. AGAIN WE ARE JUST TRYING TO CONFIRM WHERE EXACTLY THIS TOOK PLACE. WE DO KNOW IT’S A BUSINESS PARK AND PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA. WE ALSO KNOW THAT AREA SCHOOLS ARE IN HARTFORD COUNTY ON LOCK DOWN TRYING TO GET THAT INFORMATION AS WELL. >>MULTIPLE TIMES THIS MORNING 40 TIGHT, 95 TIGHT. A LOT OF ROAD CLOSURES GOING TO BE IN THE WAY. REMINDING PEOPLE NOT TO RETURN TO THE SCENE, NOT TO CONTACT. SOMEONE IN THE AREA ESPECIALLY IN THE SCHOOL OR THE BUSINESS TO DO SO. THE TELEPHONE OR SOCIAL MEDIA NOT TO COMPLICATE THE ALREADY CHAOTIC AND ACTIVE AREA, RIGHT? THE HARTFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS SAYING THE SITUATION IS STILL VERY FLUID. IT’S UNCLEAR RIGHT NOW. WE DON’T HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT OR WHERE THAT SUSPECT MAY BE. THEY ARE ASKING YOU TO AVOID THAT AREA. YOU CAN SEE THE SHOT FROM CHOPPER 13 AND WE ARE BEING TOLD THAT THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO GET SO CLOSE BECAUSE OF THAT AREA. THEY NEED TO KEEP THE SKIES CLEAR AS THEY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE SO THE POLICE CHOPPERS CAN GET WHERE THEY NEED TO GO AS WELL. >>THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO GET AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE AND MAKE SURE THAT THE VICTIMS IN THIS CASE ARE IN THE HOSPITAL, CAN MAKE IT TO THE HOSPITAL. AGAIN LIVE LOOK FOR YOU FROM CHOPPER 13 OVER THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. >>YEAH AND AS RICK MENTIONED EARLIER AND MIKE THIS IS NOT TOO FAR FROM THE LAST SCENE THAT WE COVERED AS RICK MENTIONED IT WAS JUST A YEAR AGO WHEN THERE WERE THREE WORKERS WHO WERE KILLED IN AN EDGEWOOD FACILITY. THEN RICK, JUST KIND OF REFRESH IT FOR US. RODY PRINCE TON UP 95 AND ANOTHER SHOOTING IN DELAWARE. THAT’S THE CONCERN OF COURSE WHERE THE SUSPECT MAY BE IN TODAY’S SHOOTING. >>I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP BECAUSE I JUST SPOKE WITH AUTHORITIES ONE MINUTE AGO AND THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY YET SO STILL AN ACTIVE SEARCH FOR THE SUSPECT. IT’S NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTING SITUATION ANYMORE BUT THAT THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY YET. IT’S CERTAINLY A CONCERN WHERE DID THE SUSPECT FLEE TO. WHERE IS HE AT? IS ANYBODY ELSE INVOLVED. AS FAR AS THE MEDIA STAGING OLD PHILADELPHIA AND SHORT LANE ROAD IT’S VERY QUIET BUT 20 MINUTES AGO IT WASN’T. AN AMBULANCE RACED BY WHERE WE WERE. I TWEETED THAT OUT A LITTLE WHILE AGO. RIDING UP THE BALTIMORE AREA SEVERAL UNMARKED POLICE CARS WITH SIRENS AND LIGHTS SPEEDING UP TO HARTFORD COUNTY TRYING TO GET TO THE SCENE. SPESUTIA ROAD WAS BLOCKED OFF AND STILL OVER THAT AREA RIGHT NOW WHICH IS WHERE THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. SO SEVERAL UNMARKED POLICE CARS TRYING TO GET INTO THAT AREA AS WELL. OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP WITH THIS INVESTIGATION. BRING UP THE TWO PREVIOUS SHOOTINGS WE HAD HERE OF COURSE THE ONE IN BEL-AIR A COUPLE YEARS AGO. THEN THE ONE LITERALLY ALMOST A YEAR AGO THE HORRIFIC WORK PLACE SHOOTING. WHEN YOU RIDE UP HERE YOU ARE JUST SITTING HERE RIGHT NOTCH IT’S HARD NOT TO THINK ABOUT THOSE SHOOTINGS AND HARD TO BELIEVE HERE WE ARE AGAIN LITERALLY LESS THAN A YEAR LATER IN THE POSSIBLE WORK PLACE SHOOTING WHICH IS WHAT THE REPORT CAME OUT AS. WE ARE EXPECTING TO GET AN UPDATE AROUND 11: 45 FOR INFORMATION ON THIS TRAGEDY BUT AGAIN AUTHORITIES TOLD ME A SHORT TIME AGO THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY YET. JESS, NICOLE? >>WE JUST WANT TO UPDATE ANY PARENTS THAT ARE CONCERNED. CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS PLACED ON A MODIFIED LOCK DOWN. UNFORTUNATELY AS WE MENTIONED THIS IS IN INDUSTRIAL OR BUSINESS PARK. THERE ISN’T A SCHOOL IN THE IMMEDIATE FACILITY BUT THEY ARE DOING THAT OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION BECAUSE THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE CLOSEST ONE IN PROXIMITY TO WHERE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED AND AS YOU MENTIONED THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN CAUGHT SO THEY DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE HE OR SHE MAY BE AT THIS POINT. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THE POSSIBLE MEDIA BRIEFING? ARE THEY GATHERING INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT AND VICTIMS AS WELL? >>Reporter: JESS I’M SORRY WE ARE TRYING TO FIX THE BATTERY BUT YES WE KNOW THE MEDIA BRIEFING 11: 45 AND I HEARD FROM AUTHORITIES LITERALLY MINUTES AGO AND SAID THE SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BUT THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. THE SHOOTING HAS ENDED BUT THE SEARCH, THE SUSPECT THE ALLEGED SHOOTER YOU HAVE TO WONDER IS THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL ACTING LIKE THIS, MULTIPLE PEOPLE INVOLVED? THAT INFORMATION WE DON’T KNOW YET BUT WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR TO IRON OUT THE DETAILS. AS FAR AS THIS AREA GOES SPECIFICALLY THE MEDIA STAGING AREA IS PRETTY QUIET. WE SAW ONE AMBULANCE RACE BY THE SCENE AND COMING UP FROM THE AREA WE KEEP REITERATING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF UNMARKED POLICE CARS LITERALLY RACING UP 95 WITH SIRENS AND LIGHTS TRYING TO GET TO THE SCENE. A COUPLE OF NEIGHBORHOODS NEARBY OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE STARTING TO CIRCULATE OUT AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON. OF COURSE THEY ARE WORRIED AND AS YOU MENTIONED WHETHER OR NOT THEIR KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW A LOT OF CONCERN IN THIS AREA BUT STILL A LOT OF DETAILS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED. >>ALL RIGHT RICK THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE’LL KEEP COMING BACK TO YOU IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES AHEAD OF THAT MEDIA BRIEFING. KIMBERLY EATON IS ON THE WAY AND ALSO GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN JUST SENT OUT ANOTHER TWEET. INTERESTING WHEN WE ARE COVERING THE STORIES GETTING SO MUCH INFORMATION VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. >>YES. >>HE JUST TWEETED OUT NDSP IS ON THE SCENE AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT READY TO OFFER ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. ATF WAS ON THE SCENE AND FBI AS WELL TO HELP THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THE KEY PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN ABERDEEN WHO HAD A SIMILAR SHOOTING AGAIN YOU’VE BEEN MENTIONING JESS AND RICK TWO YEARS AGO. IT’S QUITE ODD THEY BOTH HAPPENED SO CLOSE AND SO CLOSE TO THE ABERDEEN GROUNDS. THE KEY PIECE OF INFORMATION IS THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT. >>WE JUST DON’T NOW AT THIS POINT. WE HAD CONCERNS ABOUT AREA SCHOOLS BUT UNFORTUNATELY AGAIN BECAUSE THIS IS A BUSINESS PARK THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT VERY CLOSE TO THE–THERE’S NO THREAT TO THE SCHOOL AT THIS POINT OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AND AGAIN IF YOU DO HAVE CHILDREN THERE CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS SHARON MENTIONED IT’S ALMOST SAFER TO HAVE THEM THERE BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECT IS. POLICE ARE REROUTEING AND SEVERAL ROADS ARE CLOSED. WE ARE WAITING FOR THAT 11: 45 MEDIA BRIEFING SO WE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS TOOK PLACE. >>ABSOLUTELY AND THE WITNESS THAT MIKE HELLGREN SPOKE WITH WAS SAYING THE SAME THING. THREE WAYS IN AND OUT OF THAT AREA. EVERYTHING IS JAM TIGHT WITH EMERGENCY CREWS TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THERE TO THE HOSPITAL. THAT AREA AGAIN THE TRAFFIC IS TIGHT. THINGS ARE MOVING QUICKLY AND THEY ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO AVOID THE AREA IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US. THIS IS NOW SOUTH OF ABERDEEN SPESUTIA ROAD, PERRYMAN ROAD A SHOOTING IN THE AREA. MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. PEOPLE ARE AT SHOCK TRAUMA AND DELAWARE AT THE HOSPITAL AS WELL. >>HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE AND EMS IS TWEETING OUT RIGHT NOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING A SHOOTING INCIDENT AT THE RITEAID DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ABERDEEN. WE ARE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT BUT THAT IS PER THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN HARTFORD COUNTY, HARTFORD COUNTY EMS. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT BUT WE ARE STILL WAITING TO CONFIRM IT EXACTLY WHICH BUSINESS BUT THAT IS PER THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IS PEOPLE EVACUATING ON BUSES. >>WE ARE TOLD THIS AREA IS VERY TIGHT SINCE THE CALL CAME IN. OF COURSE TRYING TO GET THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES IN AND OUT SO THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT. WE WANT TO CHECK BACK IN WITH RICK ON THE SCENE. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOU ARE SEEING.>>MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. IT’S UNCLEAR IF THEY ARE FATAL. CONGRESS MAN TWEETING OUT MONITORING THE SHOOTING IN ABERDEEN ASKING TO AVOID THE AREA AND PRAYING FOR VICTIMS AND THEIR LOVED ONES. YOU HAD MENTIONED THAT POLICE ARE SAYING NO MORE SHOTS ARE BEING FIRED BUT THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT. ALSO I’M WONDERING IF YOU GOT THAT UPDATE FROM HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE. >>THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW. TWEETING OUT MOMENTS AGO THE SHOOTING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. OVER THAT SCENE RIGHT NOW WHAT LOOKS LIKE EVACUATED OUT AND PUT ON THE SCHOOL BUS. AGAIN THIS IS THE NEW INFORMATION WE WERE JUST TOLD MOMENTS AGO BY HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE AND EMS TWEETED OUT THE RIOT AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE SHOT. THE MEDIA STAGING AREA IS EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE AT OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD, SHORT LANE ROAD EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE HERE NOW WITH 35 MINUTES TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING. THE NEW INFORMATION THE BIGGEST DETAIL THAT JUST UNFOLDED HERE MOMENTS AGO THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER THE WAREHOUSE CHOPPER WHERE MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARE BEING EVACUATED. MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT. WE SAW AN AMBULANCE RACE WHERE WE ARE LITERALLY 15 TO 20 MINUTES AGO AND THEY TOLD US THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT AT THIS HOUR. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE AND THAT SUSPECT IS NOT IN CUSTODY. SO WE ARE GOING TO GET A LOT MORE INFORMATION AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY TAKES PLACE IN LITERALLY LESS THAN 35 MINUTES NOW. WE START TO PIECE TOGETHER THIS HORRIFIC SITUATION. >>ALL RIGHT RICK AND I JUST PULLED UP THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE, THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION PAGE AND I’M LOOKING AT COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYEES. THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE TAKING TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND SAYING THAT AS MANY AS 1,000 PEOPLE SO TRYING TO GET THAT INFORMATION AS WELL. THE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO DELAWARE AS WELL AS MARYLAND. LET’S GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN. >>CAN YOU UPDATE US ON WHAT YOU ARE SEEING. >>Reporter: WE MOVED A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TALKING ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. HERE IT IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET HERE. YOU CAN SEE THE MASSIVE POLICE PRESENCE, FBI, ATF, PEOPLE IN MILITARY UNIFORMS. I SEE ATF VESTS BEHIND ME HERE. A MASSIVE POLICE PRESENCE AND THIS IS WHERE SPESUTIA ROAD ENDS RIGHT AT THIS DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THERE’S A CEMETERY ACROSS THE STREET HERE. YOU CAN SEE THE ROADS ARE BLOCKED. WE ARE LOOKING AT VIDEO FROM CHOPPER 13. AN ACTIVE SCENE. WE MENTIONED HOW THOSE SCHOOL BUSES WERE HELPING TO EVACUATE PEOPLE. THOSE SCHOOL BUSES CAME IN HERE ON SPESUTIA ROAD WHEN WE WERE LIVE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. THEY WERE EMPTY, BROUGHT THEM UP HERE TO THE SCENE, TO THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRYING TO EVACUATE PEOPLE FROM THE SCENE. WE ALSO SAW A HONDA THAT WAS AT THIS CORNER AND IT HAD CRIME TAPE AROUND IT AND POLICE TOWED THAT AWAY PROBABLY WITHIN THE PAST TEN MINUTES. WE DON’T KNOW IF THAT VEHICLE WAS CONNECTED TO THE SCENE. NOW JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO WE TALKED TO A WOMAN WHO LIVES AND WORKS IN THIS AREA ABOUT WHAT IT HAS BEEN LIKE, WHAT SHE IS SEEING. HERE SHE IS. >>IT’S VERY SCARY WHEN IT’S RIGHT THERE ON YOUR DOOR STEP BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE A BILLION NEWS REPORTS ABOUT SHOOTERS ABOUT EMERGENCY. IT’S BEEN A FEW HOURS AT THIS POINT, ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF. IT’S JUST INSANE. STILL CRAZY. >>SHE LIVES IN THIS AREA. SHE CAN’T GO BACK TO HER HOME WHILE THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE SITUATION HERE. A LOT OF PLACES ARE BLOCKED OFF HERE STILL. WE JUST SAW MORE STATE POLICE CRUISERS COMING IN HERE TO THE SCENE. THERE’S A BACKHOE THAT THEY ARE IT IS THE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PARK HERE ON THE SIGN AND THIS IS WHERE SPESUTIA ROAD ENDS. THIS IS WHERE AT 9:06 THIS MORNING THOSE FIRST CALLS CAME IN FOR HELP AND POLICE LATER CONFIRMED THAT THIS WAS A MASS SHOOTING INCIDENT HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. WE SAW THEM TOW AWAY ONE CAR FROM THE SCENE. WE DON’T KNOW MORE THAN THAT. THEY ARE GOING TO RELEASE MORE INFORMATION. 11: 45 THIS MORNING IT HAS BEEN NERVE RACKING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE AND WORK IN THIS AREA AND WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF INJURIES TO THOSE VICTIMS BUT WE DID SEE MULTIPLE AMBULANCES LEAVING THE SCENE TAKING THOSE VICTIMS TO TRAUMA CENTERS IN THE AREA AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE POLICE ARRIVE HERE AT THE SCENE AS THIS IS A FLUID AND OPEN INVESTIGATION WITH MULTIPLE POLICE AGENCIES FROM AROUND THE AREA AND FEDERAL HELP IN THE FORM OF THE ATF AND FBI AND POSSIBLE WEAPONS HOW THIS UNFOLDED WEATHER WE KNOW A MOTIVE. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT STILL NEED TO BE ANSWERED IN THIS SEEING A NUMBER OF ATF AGENTS ACROSS THE STREET HERE RIGHT NOW ON THE SCENE IN WHAT IS AN ACTIVE SITUATION HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY ON SPESUTIA ROAD JUST ACROSS THE STREET BUSINESS PARK. POLICE AT 11: 45 WHERE THEY’LL BE ABLE TO FILL IN A FEW MORE GAPS AND EXACTLY WHAT UNFOLDED JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. BACK TO YOU ON T.V. HILL. >>MIKE YOU HAD MENTIONED THAT THEY HAVE TO COMB THROUGH THIS BUILDING. I’M LOOKING AT THIS RIGHT NOW. THE FACILITY IS 959,000 SQUARE FEET. UNCLEAR WHERE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED. YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW ENORMOUS THIS FACILITY IS AND WITH 1,000 OR MORE EMPLOYEES HAVING TO BE BUSSED OUT THIS IS GOING TO TAKE QUITE SOME TIME. >>IT IS. WE SAW THREE OR FOUR SCHOOL BUSES THAT CAME TO THE SCENE HERE JUST ABOUT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. AND AS WE MENTIONED WE BELIEVE THOSE WERE EVACUATING EMPLOYEES FROM THE BUILDING. BUT WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS SHOOTING HAPPENED. AND SO AS THEY FILL IN MORE DETAILS ABOUT THAT AND YOU KNOW WE’LL ALERT THE PUBLIC THAT THERE’S AN ALL CLEAR HERE. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO SEARCH THROUGH BUT TYPICALLY WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS IT HAPPENS INSIDE A BUILDING AS WE SAW IN THE MASS SHOOTING LAST YEAR. THEY HAD TO GO METIC CLOSELY THROUGH THAT BUILDING EVERY INCH TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS SAFE FOR PEOPLE BUT AGAIN WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR DETAILS ON HOW THIS SHOOTING UNFOLDED AND ABOUT THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS AND THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES HERE. SO AS WE LOOK HERE ACROSS THE SCENE YOU CAN SEE THIS IS THE ENTRANCE TO THE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PARK HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. SPESUTIA ROAD YOU CAN SEE THE ACTIVE POLICE PRESENCE HERE. WE ARE GOING TO GET MORE DETAILS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. THIS IS STILL EARLY IN THIS INVESTIGATION. IT’S GOOD NEWS THEY HAVE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HERE WITH THE FBI AND ATF THAT CAN PROVIDE THE EXTRA RESOURCES TO THE HARTFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AS THEY TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE. BACK TO YOU. >>MIKE THANK YOU. WE ALSO WANT TO CAUTION FOLLOWING A LOT OF THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND NOT ALL OF THE REPORTS THAT ARE COMING THROUGH ARE CORRECT SO WE ARE ONLY GOING TO REPORT EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM POLICE. WE ARE AWAITING THAT MEDIA BRIEFING WHICH COULD A HALF HOUR GIVE OR TAKE. MIKE HELLGREN AS WELL. >>I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT TO ONLY GO WITH INFORMATION WE COULD VALIDATE SO ALL WE ARE SAYING IS IT IS AN ACTIVE SCENE AND THERE ARE MULTIPLE VICTIMS. THAT’S ALL WE KNOW AT THIS TIME OFFICIALLY. HERE’S A TWEET FROM THE HARTFORD COUNTY FIRE AND EMS. >>FIRE UNITS ARE WORKING ON A SHOOTING INCIDENT IN ABERDEEN. OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THERE WERE SEVERAL PEOPLE SHOT. THE SCENE IS STILL VERY FLUID. SEVERAL AREA ROADS ARE ALSO CLOSED. THAT MEDIA STAGING AREA IS WHERE RICK IS NOW AND WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM THEM. >>AND AGAIN GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN SENT STATE POLICE THERE TO ASSIST WITH THE HARTFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. THE GOVERNOR SAYING WE STAND TO OFFER ANY ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDED. THERE’S TREMENDOUS RESPONSE TO THE SHOOTING SCENE OF COURSE. >>AND THEN ALSO CURRENT TWEETED OUT ABERDEEN HAD A SIMILAR SHOOTING TWO YEARS AGO REFERRING TO THE EDGEWOOD SHOOTING AND ALSO THE PANERA SHOOTINGS. IT’S QUITE ODD THEY BOTH HAPPENED SO CLOSE TO ABERDEEN WHICH WE KNOW IS VERY SAFE AND WELL PROTECTED. LET’S GO BACK OUT LIVE TO RICK RITTER WHO IS IN THE MEDIA STAGING AREA. WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW ERIE IT IS THAT YOU WERE JUST THERE NOT TOO LONG AGO. >>LESS THAN A YEAR. >>LESS THAN A YEAR AGO AND THE 95 CORRIDOR. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR POLICE TO MONITOR WHERE THE SUSPECT COULD BE. >>I WANT TO GET TO NEW INFORMATION THAT JUST CAME IN LITERALLY MOMENTS AGO. SOURCES HAVE CONFIRMED TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS WORK PLACE SHOOTING. AGAIN LITERALLY JUST MOMENTS AGO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYING SOURCES TELL THEM MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE WORK PLACE SHOOTING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THIS TOOK PLACE IN THAT AREA. CHOPPER 13 WAS OVER THAT SCENE WHEN MULTIPLE PEOPLE, DOZENS OR SO I SHOULD SAY HUNDREDS WERE BEING EVACUATED FROM THAT BUILDING WHERE MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES WORK. MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THIS HORRIFIC SHOOTING THAT INFORMATION LITERALLY COMING IN MOMENTS AGO. WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET AN UPDATE HERE IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES OR SO. THIS IS THE MEDIA STAGING AREA, OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD AND SHORT LANE ROAD EXPECTED TO TRY AND PIECE TOGETHER THIS HORRIFIC TRAGEDY AND WHAT TOOK PLACE. LITERALLY ALMOST A YEAR AGO THAT TOOK PLACE ABOUT SEVEN MILES AWAY FROM HERE REALLY A WHILE TO SAY THE LEAST ABOUT THESE TWO LITERALLY SO CLOSE REALLY ONLY ABOUT 20 OR 30 EMPLOYEES THIS SITUATION SCARIER WHEN YOU HAVE 1,000 EMPLOYEES OR SO INSIDE THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE SHOTS RANG OUT AND MULTIPLE NOW WITHIN AN UPDATE OF 20 MINUTES OR SO. LARRY HOGAN SAYING THE STATE IS STANDING BY READY TO ASSIST IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE. HE CALLED THIS A HORRIFIC INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE. WE NOW KNOW. >>SINCE MARCH IN MARYLAND NOW THIS. >>CLEARLY THE EXPLOSIVE TIMES. WE DO WANT TO SAY ALTHOUGH WHAT RICK IS SAYING IS CORRECT WE ARE SAYING THAT THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM REPORTER AP WHO IS SITING AN OFFICIAL AS A SOURCE IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE VICTIMS IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN THAT AREA. WE DON’T HAVE IDENTITIES IN TERMS OF VICTIMS. AT THIS POINT AP REPORTER IS CITING AN OFFICIAL AS A SOURCE OF SAYING THERE ARE FATALITIES IN THIS MASS SHOOTING. CLEARLY EXTREMELY ADDRESSING FOR ANYTHING THAT WORKS THERE, LIVES AROUND THERE OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO WORKS THERE. >>RIGHT. WE ARE ALSO SEEING REPORTS WE DON’T KNOW HOW THIS PERSON WAS CONNECTED BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN A MAN OR A WOMAN. WE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS SUSPECT. WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM POLICE IN ABOUT 25 MINUTES. AGAIN SOME OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO MARYLAND HOSPITALS AND SOME HAVE BEEN TAKEN UP TO DELAWARE BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO DELAWARE THAT WOULD BE CHRISTIANIA I BELIEVE WOULD BE THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL TO ABERDEEN. THIS IS JUST SOUTH OF ABERDEEN. YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT THE SCHOOL BUSES TAKING SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES FROM THAT RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. WE ARE TOLD THERE ARE ABOUT 1,000 EMPLOYEES THERE AND THE BUILDING IS959,000 SQUARE FEET SO AN INCREDIBLY LARGE SPACE. >>MIKE HELLGREN IS OUTSIDE OF THE VICINITY AWAITING AS WE ALL ARE OFFICIAL WORD FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT. ONCE AGAIN I WANT TO SAY THAT THERE ARE REPORTS OF MULTIPLE VICTIMS BEING CITED BY AN AP REPORTER WHO SAYS THEY GOT THAT INFORMATION FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. SO ALTHOUGH WE ABSOLUTELY TRUST THE VALIDITY OF AN AP REPORTER WE WANT TO QUALIFY THAT INFORMATION FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXTREMELY UNDERSTANDABLELY DISTRESSED IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WORKS THERE AND IS CONCERNED. WE THE MEDIA ARE THE LAST PRIORITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT RIGHT NOW BUT THEY ARE GOING TO WITHIN THE HOUR WE ARE TOLD GIVE US SOME SORT OF OFFICIAL STATEMENT WHICH WE WILL CARRY OF COURSE LIVE. WE ARE NOW SEEING AGAIN LOOKS LIKE A STATE– >>MEDIVAC. >>UH HUH. AND IT’S VERY ADDRESSING FOR PEOPLE AT HOME I KNOW TO HEAR THINGS LIKE MULTIPLE MASS SHOOTING MULTIPLE VICTIMS BUT LET’S GO TO MIKE HELLGREN. MIKE? >>NEW INFORMATION. >>THE MEDIVAC HELICOPTER IS JUST OVER MY HEAD. THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE LANDING HERE. WE SAW TWO HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES. THEY BROUGHT THEM IN EMPTY AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR TAKING PEOPLE OUT, HEADING OUT OF THE BUSINESS PARK FOLLOWED BY A NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS. AND THE AP AS YOU HAVE BEEN MENTIONING AND I WANT TO READ THE EXACT BULLETIN AT 10:00 A.M., AN OFFICIAL SAYS MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A SHOOTING IN HARTFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND. THEY HAVE KNOWLEDGE BUT WASN’T AUTHORIZED TO DISCUSS DETAILS BY NAME AND SPOKE AN ANYMORETY TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. THE HARTFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TWEETED THERE WAS A SHOOTING THURSDAY MORNING THAT INVOLVES MULTIPLE VICTIMS HERE. SO THE MEDIVAC HELICOPTER IS OVER HEAD HERE. THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE WE BELIEVE WAS LANDING THERE. WE ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND BUT ALSO FROM CHOPPER 13. AND THEN THREE SCHOOL BUSES FILLED WITH PEOPLE FROM THIS BUSINESS PARK. THEY WERE JUST TAKEN OUT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE HERE WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE LOCATED ON SPESUTIA ROAD FOLLOWED BY A NUMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES JUST LEAVING THE SCENE HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY BUT AGAIN WAITING ON OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULED AT 11: 45. SO A FLUID SCENE HERE OUTSIDE THIS RITE AID BUSINESS PARK, ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PARK AND STILL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS OFFICERS ARRIVING HERE AT THE SCENE. AGAIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT IS THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS SHOOTING IN HARTFORD COUNTY. I SEE A STATE POLICE SPOKESMAN JUST HERE AT THE SCENE JUST ACROSS THE STREET. BUT WE ARE THINKING THAT HARTFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LEADING THIS INVESTIGATION WILL BE PROVIDING THAT BRIEFING AS WE GET MORE. YOU CAN SEE FROM OUR LIVE CAMERA HERE ON THE GROUND I’M WATCHING THE MEDIVAC CHOPPER JUST A FEW FEET IN FRONT OF ME AS IT GOES DOWN HERE JUST OFF ESPECIALA ROAD THAT CHOPPER IS LANDING. WE DON’T KNOW HOW THE SITUATION UNFOLDED IF THERE ARE PERHAPS MORE VICTIMS INSIDE THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO RESCUE SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIMS THAT MEDIVAC WOULD NEED TO TRANSPORT TO A TRAUMA CENTER HERE. BUT WE ARE WATCHING THAT CHOPPER LAND AT THIS BUSINESS PARK MOMENTS AGO WE SAW LANDING HERE AT THE BUSINESS PARK WHERE ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MULTIPLE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER THE SHOOTING THAT UNFOLDED JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING WITH THOSE EMERGENCY CALLS FIRST COMING IN THEN. >>SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU MIKE BUT THERE’S BEEN AN UPDATE FROM THE SOURCE AP MULTIPLE DEAD THEY ARE NOW SAYING THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN THIS SHOOTING. THERE MAY BE MANY MORE INJURED BUT ACCORDING TO THE AP THERE HAVE BEEN DEATHS AND THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD. THEY ARE NOT SAYING OBVIOUSLY IDENTITIES OF THOSE PEOPLE OR WHETHER A SUSPECT IS AMONG THEM. THIS EVENT HAPPENED OVER TWO HOURS AGO AND THE FACT THAT A MEDIVAC HAS JUST LANDED MEANS THAT EITHER THEY HAVE IN THERE SEARCH OF THEIR FACILITY FOUND ANOTHER VICTIM OR THERE HAS BEEN A DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO BECAUSE IT JUST AS WE’VE BEEN WATCHING LIVE LANDED JUST NOW. >>SURE. WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE SUSPECT IS NOT YET IN CUSTODY. WE ARE GETTING SOME REPORTS ABOUT THAT SUSPECT BUT AGAIN WE ARE WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION FROM POLICE. MIKE TOLD US EARLIER TODAY THAT SOME OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED TO DELAWARE. THE CLOSEST TRAUMA CENTER IS IN FACT AT CHRISTIANIA. THE OTHER IS SHOCK TRAUMA AND UPPER CHESAPEAKE MEDICAL CENTER AS WELL. SO SEVERAL AREAS NEARBY WHERE VICTIMS COULD HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BUT AS DENISE MENTIONED THREE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD AT THIS POINT ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. HOWEVER THERE MAY BE MANY MORE VICTIMS AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT. AGAIN AT THIS POINT WE AREN’T GETTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT. WE DON’T KNOW IF THE SUSPECT WORKED AT THAT FACILITY. WE DO KNOW 1,000 PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED THERE. THAT FACILITY IS INCREDIBLY LARGE. DENISE WE JUST MENTIONED CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY IS ON A LOCK DOWN BUT THAT IS OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION. THAT WOULD BE THE CLOSEST SCHOOL TO THAT AREA. THAT’S BECAUSE OF POLICE. WE DON’T KNOW WE ARE STILL WAITING ON INFORMATION OF THE SUSPECT. THEY HAVE THAT SUSPECT OR WHAT. >>WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS LIVE. AGAIN THE LATEST INFORMATION A MASS SHOOTING, AN ACTIVE SCENE, THREE PEOPLE DEAD.>>>THIS WAS A SHOOTING THIS MORNING AT ABOUT 9:04 IN A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN HARFORD COUNTY. WHAT WE KNOW NOW IS IT IS AN ACTIVE SCENE. THERE ARE MULTIPLE VICTIMS. THIS IS BEING CALLED A MASS SHOOING AND — SHOOTINGS AND AT THIS TIME, THREE PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD IN THE SHOOTING. >>AND BACK TO RICK RITTER. RICK, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS IN EDGE WOOD WHERE THREE PEOPLE FROM MARYLAND WERE KILLED LESS THAN TEN MILES AWAY. >>Reporter: HARFORD COUNTY DEBT WITH AN INSANE AMOUNT OF GRIEF OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THAT SHOOTING TAKING PLACE ABOUT 11 MONTHS AGO IN A WORK PLACE WITH 20 OR 30 EMPLOYEES. THIS IS THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WITH MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES. AND YOU MENTIONED THE NEW INFORMATION THAT JUST CAME IN MOMENTS AGO FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. THEY WERE REPORTING THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE SHOOTING. AGAIN, THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN THE SHOOTING. THAT ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WHO IS CITING A SOURCE. THIS TOOK PLACE OFF OF PERRYMAN. AND DOZENS OR HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES WERE EVACUATED AND PUT ON BUSES. OBVIOUSLY, A SCARY SITUATION. AND WE’RE PIECING TOGETHER THE INFORMATION. WE’RE LIVE AT THE MEDIA STAGING AREA. THIS IS OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD, SHORT LANE ROAD, PROBABLY A MILE OR TWO FROM THE SHOOTING AND WE’RE EXPECTING AN UPDATE IN THE NEBS 15 MINUTE — NEXT 15 MINUTES. I WAS TOLD A SUSPECT IS NOT IN CUSTODY. THERE ARE REPORTING CIRCULATING SUGGESTING DIFFERENT. AUTHORITIES CANNOT SAY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. AND WE’LL GET THE INFORMATION OR AN UPDATE IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES OR SO. >>AND WHAT YOU’RE SAYING WE CAN VERIFY WHICH IS A MASS SHOOTING AND — SHOOTING AND THREE DEAD. A LOT OF PANIC AND EMOTION IN THE COMMUNITY, AS IS ENTIRELY UNDERSTANDING. INFORMATION SPREAD LIKE CRAZY. WE’LL STICK WITH WHAT WE CAN VERIFY. ACCORDING TO AN AP REPORTER WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE, THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD. AND IT IS CALLED AN ACTIVE SCENE. BEYOND THAT, THEY MAY BE GATHERING INFORMATION. THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS THERE, THE FBI FROM THE BALTIMORE FIELD OFFICE IS TWEETING IT IS RESPONDING AS AS WELL AS ATF. THEIR AGENTS ARE RESPONDING AS WELL, AS WELL AS STATE POLICE. THE GOVERNOR SENT STATE POLICE. THIS IS A MASSIVE LOCATION AND ANNE ARUNDELMY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT — AN ARMY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THERE. AND IT LOOKS LIKE WILL NATIONAL GUARD THERE. YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS SEARCH GOING ON RIGHT NOW FOR VICTIMS AND/OR A SUSPECT. >>AND WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR FROM ABERDEEN POLICE RARING — REGARDING THE SHOOTING. THEY ARE WORKING ON A STAGING AREA FOR FAMILIES TO BE REUNITED. THAT IS FORTH COMING. AND NOW NICOLE IS STANDING BY. AS WE MENTIONED, THE INFORMATION IS FILTERED IN THERE SOCIAL MEDIA. THAT’S HOW THE POLICE, THE ATF, AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARE ALSO PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA AS WELL FOR US TO CONVEY THE INFORMATION TO YOU. NICOLE, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >>A LOT OF INFORMATION IS COMING IN, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NEW UPBOUGHTS. PEOPLE ARE MARK THEMSELVES SAFE. AND A TWEET, I CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE ACTIVE SHOOTER IN MY HOMETOWN. I’M HURT AND ANGRY AND FOR SOME, THIS WON’T BE A WAKEUP CALL. AND A TWEET FROM THE GOVERNOR, WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING TO TIFK SHOOTING IN — HORRIFIC SHOOTING IN ABERDEEN. AND THE STATE ISSING SUPPORT — OFFERING SUPPORT. AND BE ON WJZ IS WHAT YOU’RE USING FOR PICTURES AND VIDEOS AND INFORMATION YOU HAVE TO UTILIZE AND HELP THE INFORMATION GET OUT TO PEOPLE. THAT’S HOW TO DO IT. >>I CAN IMAGINE THIS IS A MASSIVE WAREHOUSE SITUATION AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF EMPLOYEES. WE DON’T HAVE NUMBERS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK IN THE AREAS. I’M SURE IT’S IN THE HUNDREDING. AND PEOPLE ARE WORRIED AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO. AS SOON AS WE GET VERIFIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT IDENTITIES OR NUMBERS, WE WILL BRING IT LIVE. WE HAVE AT LEAST THREE REPORTERS THERE NOW. >>AND I SAW A SHORT TIME AGO, BEFORE YOU JOINED US, ABOUT 1,000 EMPLOYEES THERE. >>UNDERSTANDABLE. LOOK ATHAT. >>MORE THAN 9,000 SQUARE FEET FACILITY. AND THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTERS ON THE EAST COAST. THIS IS ONE OF THIS LARGEST. SO THEY HOUSE ALL SORTS OF BASIC MEDICINES, MEDICATIONS, RATHER, IN ALL DIFFERENT PARTS. AS MIKE WAS EXPLAINING, THEY HAVE TO COMB THROUGH EVERY AREA. LET’S GO BACK TO MIKE FOR MORE ON THAT. MIKE? >>Reporter: WE’VE ALSO JUST LEARNED THAT A NUMBER OF PATIENTS WERE TAKEN TO HOPKINS BAY VIEW AND THEY WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 AND WE’LL COVER THAT. AND AT 11:45, THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS HOLDING A BRIEFING. AND WE SAW A K-9 GOING TO THE SCENE AND ATF AGENTS WITH LARGE WEAPONS GOING TO THE SCENE. AND THERE’S A SEMI I’M WATCHING AS IT COMES OUT OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE CENTER. THIS IS THE FIRST VEHICLE THAT IS NOT A POLICE VEHICLE THAT WE KNOW THAT I HAVE SEEN LEAVING THE SCENE HERE. YOU CAN SEE STILL A LARGE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE AS THAT SEMI LEAVES THE BUSINESS PARK HERE ABOUT, OH, I WOULD SAY TEN MINUTES AGO, WE SAW THE MEDIVAC CHOPPER LAND. WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING TO HELP OUT VICTIMS. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE CHOPPER LEAVE AT THIS POINT. YOU SEE THE SEMI LEAVING THE BUSINESS PARK HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY. AND YOU ALSO SEE — THIS IS ANOTHER POLICE VEHICLE BEHIND IT. POLICE HAVE BLOCKED OFF THIS SCENE, A SECURE SCENE. BUT A LOT OF FEDERAL AGENTS HERE. AND I MAY HAVE LOST — I MAY HAVE LOST MY IFB CONNECTION TO YOU. BUT AGAIN, WE’RE WAITING FOR A BRIEFING IN ABOUT — OH, ABOUT 10 MINUTES HERE. I HEAR YOU AGAIN THERE. THERE YOU SEE THE RESCUE VEHICLE. HARFORD COUNTY RESCUE VEHICLE, AN ARMORED LOOKING VEHICLE AND SHERIFF’S VEHICLES BEHIND IT. THERE’S A CONTINGENT COMING IN. FOUR DIFFERENT VEHICLES, INCLUDING A MILITARY VEHICLE THAT IS HEADING TO THE ENTRANCE HERE OF THIS RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER ON SPESUTIA ROAD. FOUR DIFFERENT VEHICLES. WE SAW THAT MEDIVAC CHOPPER LAND AND THAT IS HERE ON THE SCENE. THEY’RE BRINGING IN MORE VEHICLES, A MILITARY VEHICLE HERE. ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. . >>TO RE — PRESS, JUST TO REPEAT, THREE PEOPLE DEAD. WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT. THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE SCENE AS THIS CONTINGENT OF VEHICLES HEADS IN TO WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED ABOUT TWO AND A HALF HOURS AGO. THREE PEOPLE DEAD ON THE SCENE. A BRIEFING TO COME IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. AND STILL AN ACTIVE SCENE AS MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HEAD HERE. I SEE ANOTHER FOUR OR FIVE, SIX, SEVEN VEHICLES, THEY’RE JUST COMING HERE ON SPESUTIA ROAD AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FACILITY HERE. SO K LOOKS — SO LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING HAPPENED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT. WE DON’T KNOW THE STATUS OF THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS HERE. WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR MORE FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. AGAIN, A LARGE CONTINGENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HERE AT THE SCENE AND WE’RE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION HERE ON SPESUTIA ROAD. >>WE WERE LOOKING LIVE AT A STAGING AREA IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE BUILDINGS AS THOUGH LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ABOUT TO ENTER THE BUILDING. AS WE KNOW FROM THE SITUATIONS, THEY HAVE TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION. THEY HAVE NO IDEA IF THERE WERE EXPLOSIONIVES, THE ISN’T COULD STILL BE INSIDE. IF THE SUSPECT IS INSIDE, WHEN AREA OF WHICH BUILDING? SO YEAH, THERE’S AN ENORMOUS PRESENCE. THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH A FACILITY UNTIL THE SITUATION AUNDER CONTROL. IT TAKS TAKES — TAKES PEOPLE AT EVERY ENTRANCE. AS OF 11:25, IT WAS BEING CALL TD AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENE. IF THERE IS A SUSPECT ARRESTED, WE HAVE NOT BE INFORMED AND WE HAVE NO WAY OF TELLING YOU THAT HAS HAPPENED. THERE ARE ROOM MORS. THROUGH THE BSH RUMORS. AND THIS IS AN ACTIVE SCENE. AND THAT’S HOW IT APPEARS. >>MIKE, IF SOMEBODY IS JUST TUNING IN, WE ARE WAITING FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE IF FROM THE POLICE. RESET THE SCENE FOR US, IF YOU WILL. >>Reporter: 9:06 THIS MORNING, CALLS FOR A SHOOTING HERE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER ON SPESUTIA ROAD IN HARFORD COUNTY. TEN MINUTES FROM WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED LAST YEAR. THEY’RE FAMILIAR UNFORTUNATELY ABOUT DEALING WITH THINGINGS LIKE THIS. THERE ARE THREE PEOPLE DEAD, CITING AN ANONYMOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE. WE ARE WAITING FOR OFFICIAL WORD FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THEY ARE KEEPING PEOPLE BACK FROM THE ACTUAL BUSINESS PARK. HOWEVER, YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY HAVE A LARGE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE HERE, INCLUDING FEDERAL AGENTS FROM THE ATP AND THE F BI WHO ARE HERE INVESTIGATING. TEN OR SO MINUTES AGO, THE MEDIVAC TOUCHED DOWN HERE. THAT WAS AFTER THEY EVACUATED SOME PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE ON THREE HORROR FORD COUNTY SCHOOL BUSES. AND MOMENTS AGO LIVE ON WJZ, A LARGE CONTINGENT OF OFFICER AND VEHICLES CAME HERE. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS IN A BUILDING, THEY HAVE TO GO INCH BY INCH IN THE BUILDING AND MAKE SURE IT’S CLEAR AND THE THREAT IS GONE. THE AP REPORT SAYS THREE DEAD AND WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF OTHER INJURIES OR HOW THIS UNFOLDED AND WHO THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. OR IF THERE’S MULTIPLE SUSPECTS. WE SAW THEM TOW AWAY A GRAY HONDA CIVIC THAT HAD CRIME TAPE ON IT. IT WAS RIGHT BEHIND ME. WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS CONNECTED TO THIS. IT WAS TOWED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. AND WE’VE SEEN MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARRIVING AT THE SCENE. THE MEDICAC HAS NOT YET, AS FAR AS I’VE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR, I DID HEAR IT WHEN IT LANDED, THE CHOPPER HAS NOT TAKEN BACK OFF. AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED AT TRAUMA CENTERS IN THE AREA, INCLUDING JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. AND THEY’LL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 AND WJZ WILL BE COVERING THAT AND WE HOPE TO GET MORE DETAILS ABOUT THAT. AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF TRAUMA CENTERS TAKING THE PATIENTS. AND WE’RE STILL WAITING ON A NUMBER OF INJURED AND PERHAPS SOME BASIC DETAILS ABOUT THE SEVERITY OF THOSE INJURIES. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE. SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO GET TO WHERE THEY LIVE. THEY’RE CONCERNED. WE TALKED TO ONE WOMAN WHO SAID HOW KHAOTIC IT WAS. AND POLICE WERE FIRST RESPONDING HERE IN MASS. AND THEY WERE TRYING TO INVESTIGATE THIS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED HERE. SO AGAIN, IT APPEARS THAT JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, THERE WAS A LOT OF ACTIVITY. NOW I’M SEEING SOME I BELIEVE ATF AND THE PEOPLE IN POLICE VESTS. AND ONE OF THEM HAS A LARGE WEAPON. SHE’S WALKING OUT OF THE SCENE HERE. WE’RE JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM THIS BUSINESS PARK. AND WE’RE SEEING WHAT LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE BIT MORE ACTIVITY. A NUMBER OF AGENTS HERE ON THE SCENE. I WOULD SAY AT LEAST 3 DOZEN OF THEM HERE. AND THEY’VE GOT — THIS IS SPESUTIA ROAD, THE ENTRANCE TO THE BUSINESS PARK. AND HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN MINUTES FROM NOW. >>YEAH. SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU TO REMIND PEOPLE. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE BEGINNING TO CONVENE FOR AN OFFICIAL NEWS CONFERENCE. IN THIS ERA OF MASS SHOOTINGS, SADLY, WE HAVE A NEW VOCABULARY. AND ONE OF THEM IS FLUID. THE SITUATION IS FLUID. I WOULD SAY THE SITUATION HERE IS FLUID. PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE VICINITY OF THIS WILL INDUSTRIAL PARK ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE AREA. YOUR FIRST INSTINCT IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THERE AND YOU’RE FLIGHTENED IS — FRIGHTENED IS TO GO THERE. BUT STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO NEWS SOUSES — SOURCE AND WAIT FOR WORD ON SOMEONE YOU MAY BE CONCERNED ABOUT. WE HOPE TO GET YOU THAT KIND OF INFORMATION IN A FEW MOMENTS DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE. >>HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF REMINDING PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO THEM FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION. YOU WILL BE REUNITED WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS INSIDE. WE’RE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHERE THE LOCATION WILL BE. WE SAW SEVERAL SCHOOL BUSES TAKING EMPLOYEES OUT OF THE BUILDING. THERE ARE AT LEAST 1,000 EMPLOYEES THAT WORK AT THE FACILITY. IT’S INCREDIBLY LARGE. CHOPPER 13 IS OVER HEAD. IT’S DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO GET CLOSE. YOU SAW THE MEDICAL HELICOPTERS LANDED AT THAT LOCATION. AND MIKE MENTIONED THAT SOME OF THE VICTIMS ARE TAKING TO MARYLAND HOSPITALS AND DELAWARE HOSPITALS. AND NOW JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW LOCATION AS WELL AS TRAUMA CENTERS. THE CLOSEST TRAUMA CENTERS WOULD BE SHOCK TRAUMA, OF COURSE, ALSO CHRISTIANA HAS A HAVE GOOD TRAUMA CENTER AS WELL. THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION FLOATING AROUND, ESPECIALLY REGARDING THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE. WE DON’T WANT TO REPORT INCORRECT INFORMATION. IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE SUSPECT IS IN FACT IN CUSTODY. WE KNOW THAT THE SHOOTING SITUATION HAS STOPPED. . >>RIGHT. I WOULD SAY THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE TO — IN TERMS OF NATIONAL MEDIA, I WOULD TRUST YOUR LOCAL MEDIA. BECAUSE A LOT OF NATIONAL MEDIA IS REPORTING THINGS THAT AREN’T NECESSARILY CORRECT. THEY’RE GATHERING INFORMATION AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN. THE BEST WORD IS COMING DIRECTLY FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHICH WILL HAPPEN IN A FEW MOMENTS. THAT IS THE REAL INFORMATION TO RELY ON. UP FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE TO SAY IT’S CLEAR THERE ARE FATALITIES. THE NUMBER WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS THREE. AND THERE WERE ALSO MULTIPLE INJURIES JUST BECAUSE OF THE RESPONSE WE CAN SAY THAT. >>AND WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS. IF THIS SEEMS ODDLY FAMILIAR, IT IS. 11 MONTHS AGO WE HAD THIS VERY SIMILAR SHOT OVER EDGEWOOD. THAT WASN’T EVEN A YEAR AGO. AND THAT WAS WHEN RODNEY PRINCE SHOT THREE EMPLOYEES AT GRANITE SOLUTIONS AND WENT UP 95 AND THERE WAS A SHOOTING IN DELAWARE AS WELL. AND THERE WAS THE PANERA SHOOTING IN HARFORD COUNTY. THIS ONE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. AND SINCE MARCH, A SHOOTING AT GREAT MILLS HIGH SCHOOL. AND THEN ALSO THE CAPITAL GAZETTE HERE IN MARYLAND. AND IT’S DISTURBING TO CONTINUE COVERING THESE. WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A SHOT. WE UNDERSTAND THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER IS LEAVING. WE SAW IT LAND A FEW MINUTES AGO, WHERE IT IS HEADING, IT’S UNCLEAR TO US. WE’RE WAITING FOR THAT INFORMATION. THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS SUPPOSED TO START TWO MINUTES AGO. WE KNOW HOW THAT GOES IN THESE FLUID SITUATIONS. >>AND WE’RE MAKING ASUFRMGS — ASSUMPTIONS HERE, BUT TWO AND A HALF HOURS AFTER THE EVENT, EITHER THEY ARE DISCOVERING MORE PEOPLE INJURED OR SOMETHING TRAUMATIC DEVELOPED RECENTLY. >>WE’RE GETTING THIS TOO FROM THE RITE AID AND ASSOCIATED PRESS SPOKESWOMAN. RITE AID TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ON THURSDAY MORNING THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT THE SUPPORT FACILITY ADJACENT TO A LARGER BUILDING. THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED. A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE SHOOTING AND WASN’T AUTHORIZED TO DISCUSS. WE’RE WAITING FOR THAT OFFICIALLY. SO A SUPPORT FACILITY ADJACENT TO A LARGER BUILDING. IT’S QUITE BIG. >>WE DON’T KNOW. INITIALLY, A WORK PLACE SLOOTING. THAT — SHOOTING. THAT COULD MEAN ANYTHING. IT COULD BE A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. IT COULD BE A ROBBERY, SOME FORM OF ROBBERY. WE DON’T KNOW. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. THE MOST IMPORTANT OF COURSE ARE WHO ARE THE VICTIMS SO THE FAMILIES CAN REST EASY. WHO IS JUST FINE, WHO WORKS HERE AND EVACUATED AND IS JUST FINE. THOSE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WE HOPE TO GET ANSWERS TO IN THE NEXT 10 TO 15 MINUTES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO HAVE SAID THEY WILL HAVE A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 11:45. OBVIOUSLY, THAT CAN FLOAT. THEY’RE BUSY, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE. . >>YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS TOO, WE’RE SPAGHETTIING A — GETTING A LOT OF REPORTS AND PEOPLE ARE CHECKING IN ON FACEBOOK SAYING THEY ARE OKAY. SOMEONE IS SAYING THEIR SON WORKINGS IN THE MAIN RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER, WHICH IS PARTS OF IT ARE STILL ON LOCK DOWN AS THE EMPLOYEES ARE BEING TAKEN OUT. HE WORKS THERE FOR A DECADE. AND KNOWS SOME OF THE PEOPLE THERE. SO PEOPLE ARE STILL CHECKING IN TO LET LOVED ONES KNOW THAT THEY ARE OKAY. WE STILL DO NOT HAVE WORD ON THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. WE ARE TOLD WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES, THE MEDIA BRIEFING IS UNDER WAY. RICK RITTER AND MIKE HELLGREN, THIS HAS BECOME TOO FAMILIAR FOR THEM COVERING THE WORK PLACE SHOOTINGS. AND IT WAS A GOOD POINT YOU MENTIONED, SOMETIMES THESE ARE DO MOSTLY SUNNY IKS SITUATIONS. AND — DOMESTIC SITUATIONS. AND SOMETIMES IT’S AT A WORK PLACE AND SOMETIMES IT’S A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE. >>YEAH. ANYTHING. THIS COULD BE ANYTHING AT THIS POINT. WE REALLY DON’T KNOW. AS I SAY, IT’S A DRUG DISTRIBUTION CENTER. COULD HAVE BEEN A ROBBERY. WE LITERALLY KNOW NOTHING THAT WE CAN GIVE YOU. ANY INFORMATION WE CAN GIVE YOU THAT’S VERIFIABLE EXCEPT THERE ARE SADLY THREE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES THIS MORNING. AND WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THAT DOES NOT — THAT IS NOT INCLUDING A SUSPECT. THOSE ARE THREE VICTIMS, AS FAR AS WE KNOW AT THIS POINT. >>AND BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN WITH MORE. AND MIKE, THAT HELICOPTER HAS TAKEN OFF AGAIN. >>Reporter: IT DID. IT DID. JUST LITERALLY LIKE A MINUTE AGO, IT JUST WENT UP OVER THE TREES AND FLEW BACK OVER THAT WAY. IT FIRST LANDED HERE ROUGHLY TEN TO 15 MINUTES AGO. JUST THE COURSE OF EVENTS FROM WHAT WE’RE SEEING HERE, THERE WERE SEVERAL EMPTY HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOL BUS BROUGHT IN HERE TO THE BUSINESS PARK. AND THEN PROBABLY ABOUT A HALF HOUR LATER, WE SAW THOSE BUSES FILLED WITH PEOPLE LEAVING THE BUSINESS PARK WITH A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND THEN WE SAW THE MEDICAL CHOPPER LAND HERE AT A LARGE — LOOKED LIKE A LARGE BUILDING JUST RIGHT HERE AT THE BUSINESS PARK ALMOST ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE I AM. AND THEN THERE WAS PROBABLY TEN — WELL, THERE WAS A MILITARY VEHICLE AND A LARGE LINE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT CAME IN TO THE BUSINESS PARK, TO THE SCENE. AND THEN WE SAW THAT MEDICAL CHOPPER TAKE OFF. NOW WE’RE SEEING A NUMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES LEAVING AFTER THAT MEDICAL CHOPPER TOOK OFF. AND AS WE MENTIONED FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, WE HEARD FROM A RITE AID SPOKESWOMAN, SUSAN HENDERSON, THAT THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT A SUPPORT FACILITY ADJACENT TO A LARGER BUILDING HERE. SUPPORT FACILITY ADJACENT TO A LARGER BUILDING HERE AT THE SCENE. SO WE ARE THINKING THAT PERHAPS THERE WERE STILL SOME INJURED IN THERE. AND SO THEY WANTED TO CLEAR OUT AS MANY CIVILIANS AS THEY COULD, BROAD BROADEN THAT — BROUGHT IN THAT MEDICAL CHOP SKER P LAW ENFORCEMENT DRP CHOPPER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT — CHOPPER AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THAT CHOPPER LEFT THE SCENE. AND HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY, THEY HAVE TRAINED PARAMEDICS TO COME IN AND DEAL WITH THE MASS SHOOTINGS. IT CAN BE A DANGEROUS, ACTIVE, FLUID SITUATION, AND THEY’VE TRAINED THEM TO BE ABLE TO WORK AROUND THAT AND PROTECT THEIR OWN LIVES WHILE THEY’RE TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE SO SOMEONE DOESN’T BLEED TO DEATH OR DIDN’T — OR SOMEONE INJURED ISN’T STUCK THERE WHILE THEY’RE WAIT — WAITING FOR POLICE TO CLEAR THE BUILDING. THEY’LL GET TO VICTIMS AND GET THEM OUT AND TO SAFETY BEFORE POLICE HAVE TOTALLY GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR ON THE BUILDINGS. THAT HAS SAVED LIVES. WE SAW THEY DID THAT IN THE SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR WITH THE WORK PLACE SHOOTING INVOLVES PRINCE WHO WENT ON THE RUN AND DROVE TO DELAWARE AND SHOT SOMEONE THERE. HE STILL HAS TO GO ON TRIAL IN MARYLAND. HIS TRIAL IN DELAWARE IS OVER. BUT WE SAW THEY HAD HAD THE TRAINING. AND WE TALKED TO PEOPLE WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WHO HAD BEEN THROUGH THAT TRAINING. SO UNFORTUNATELY, THEY’RE WELL VERSED IN THAT. AGAIN, THE MEDICAL CHOPPER JUST LEFT HERE. WE’RE WAITING ON WORD OF THE EXTENT OF INJURIES. THERE WERE MULTIPLE INJURED WHO WERE TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. AND WE’RE EXPECTING TO HEAR MORE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW LATER ON TODAY. >>QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU. ARE YOU HEARING ANYTHING — I’M GETTING WORD THEY ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO GO TO HAVR DE HALVE HALVE — LEVEL FIRE COMPANY. >>THAT MAY BE TRUE. BUT THE VF’S OFFICE — SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAID THEY ARE A FEW MINUTES DELAYED AND THEY’LL GET THE BRIEFING UNDER WAY. I’M THINKING THEY’LL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. WHEN THEY DO THE PRESS PREEF BRIEFING. — BRIEFING. ALL WE KNOW FROM THE SCENE RIGHT HERE IS THEY EVACUATED PEOPLE OUT AND BROUGHT THE MEDICAL CHOPPER IN AND THEY HAVE A LARGE PRESENCE HERE. WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF ATF AGENTS WHO ARE ARMED WITH THEIR VESTS HERE. AND WE SAW ACTIVITY JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO. AND WE STILL SEE A NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS STANDARDING BY HERE ON PERCENT PERCENT ROAD, THE ENTRANCE TO THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. AND RITE AID IS TELLING US THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT A SUPPORT FACILITY NEXT TO A LARGER BUILDING. THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND MAKE SURE THEY COVER EVERY SQUARE FOOT OF THIS. IF THERE IS ANY RISK OF DANGEROUSER HERE, THAT THEY — THIS IS SAFE FOR PEOPLE. THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE — A DEVELOPING SITUATION HERE. AND POLICE HAVE NOT STOOD DOWN YET. YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PIVENGS JUST — PICTURES JUST HOW MANY LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE HERE. AND THE NUMBER JUST HAS KEPT GROWING SINCE THIS SHOOTING WERE FIRST REPORTED A FEW MINUTES AFTER-9:00 THIS MORNING. >>IT’S IRONIC IN A TERRIBLE WAY THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN IN HARFORD COUNTY. IT’S A SAFE COUNTY. THE SHERIFF WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT. THEY LOST TWO DEPUTIES AND IT WAS THE FIRST IN DECADES. THIS IS AGAIN, A LARGE WORK PLACE AREA. AND THERE ARE MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. THESE SHOOTINGS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN. >>IT WAS JUST 11 MONTHS AGO THAT PRINCE SHOT IN EDGEWOOD. >>IT WAS OCTOBER. >>AND ALSO INTERESTING THAT YOU SAY THAT. CAPITAL GAZETTE IS NOW FOLLOWING THIS AS WELL. AND THEY JUST LOST THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES IN A WORK PLACE SHOOTING. THIS HAS HAPPENED THREE TIMES HERE IN MARYLAND. THIS IS THE THIRD INCIDENT SINCE MARCH. GREAT MILLS HIGH SCHOOL, THE CAPITAL GAZETTE, AND PANERA TWO YEARS AGO. AND EDGEWOOD LAST YEAR. AND NOW THIS ONE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. AND IT’S DEJA VU HERE. WE’RE TELLING YOU ABOUT A WORK PLACE SHOOTING AND A SUSPECT AND CASUALTIES. IT’S SDRUSHING. >>IT’S/DUSHING. — DISTURBING. >>IT’S OUR JOB. AND KIMBERLY EITEN IS LIVE AT THE SCENE. YOU WERE TWEETING ON YOUR WAY TO WORK YOU SAW THE RESPONSE AT THE SCENE. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED NOW AND WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? >>. >>Reporter: RIGHT NOW, WE’RE AT SHORT LAEN — LANE AND OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD. WE’RE STAGED HERE WAITING FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO START. THIS GIVES THE AUTHORITIES THE ROOM TO WORK AT THE SCENE. WE’RE NOT IN A VIEWING AREA OF THE SCENE. WE ARE WAITING FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE ANY MINUTE NOW. AND THIS WILL LIKELY BE THE FIRST OF MANY PRESS CONFERENCES TODAY. LAW ENFORCEMENT IS GENERALLY VERY GOOD ABOUT GIVING US ANY INFORMATION THEY CAN WHEN THEY CAN. WE EXPECT THAT THE PRESS CONFERENCES COULD BE STAGGERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THE SITUATION UB FOLDS. — UNFOLDS. THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION IN THE SENSE THAT IT’S AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION, THAT IS NOT THE CASE FROM WHAT WE’RE TOLD. BUT IT IS A FLUID SITUATION IN THE ASPECT THAT THIS INVESTIGATION IS REALLY JUST BEGINNING. WE HEARD REPORTS OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER AT A FEW MINUTES AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. THIS IS LESS THAN THREE HOURS INTO THIS INVESTIGATION. SO GENERALLY, WE WILL GET INFORMATION FROM POLICE AS THEY CAN RELEASE IT. BUT WE’VE SEEN THAT THIS IS NOW A MULTIAGENCY EFFORT AS SO MANY OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS ARE. THAT INFORMATION WILL HAVE TO BE COORDINATED BETWEEN VARIOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. >>AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE. WE’VE SEEN HARFORD COUNTY CAUTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO — CAUTIONING ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET NEWS FROM A CREDIBLE SOURCE. RUMOR MILLS ARE GOING. THEY ARE PROMISING AN OFFICIAL UPDATE ANY MOMENT. AND WEAL BRING THAT — WE’LL BRING THAT TO YOU. >>AND IT SEEMS TO IMPLY YOU CAN CONFIRM IT IS NO LONGER AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENE, IS THAT CORRECT? >>Reporter: THOSE ARE THE REPORTS THAT WE’VE SEEN ON TWITTER. BUT AGAIN, WE ARE WAITING ON ALL OF THIS TO BE CONFIRMED. THESE ARE THE REPORTS ON TWITTER. AND THERE ARE REPORTS OTHER BUSINESSES MAY BE LOCKED DOWN. THIS IS A VERY NEW INVESTIGATION AND WE ARE WAITING ON AUTHORITIES TO UPDATE US. >>RIGHT. AND THOSE REPORTS ON TWITTER, ARE THOSE FROM RELIABLE SOURCES? BECAUSE I’M HAPPY TO HEAR IT IF IT’S CORRECT. I WANT TO KNOW IF INDEED IT IS NO LONGER AN ACTIVE SCENE. . >>Reporter: I’LL WORK TO CLARIFY THAT IN A FEW MINUTES. BUT THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING LARGELY REPORTED. >>I HOPE THAT’S CORRECT. >>IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US AND TUNING FOR FOR THE NEWS AT NOON, WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN HARFORD COUNTY WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. START WE ARE WAITING FOR A PRESS — >>>WE ARE WAITING FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER A WORK PLACE SHOOTING AT A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN HARFORD COUNTY. >>THE ONLY INFORMATION WE CAN TELL YOU KNOW IS THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. THERE ARE OTHERS INJURED. WE DON’T HAVE THE EXACT NUMBERS FOR YOU. IT WAS INITIALLY DESCRIBED AS MULTIPLE. THAT’S ALL WE KNOW AT THIS POINT IN TERMS OF VICTIMS. >>AND MIKE HELLGREN WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ON THE SCENE. HE HAS THE LATEST. MIKE? >>Reporter: WE’RE AT SPESUTIA ROAD AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. RITE AID IS SAYING IT OCCURREDED ED AT A SUPPORT BUILDING NEXT TO A LARGER BUILDING HERE. AND THERE’S A CONTINUED POLICE PRESENCE. THREE DEAD. WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE MAR TORD COUNTY — HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. MULTIPLE INJURES TAKEN TO TRAUMA CENTERS, INCLUDING JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. WE HAVE ATF, FBI, FEDERAL AGENT S ON IS SCENE TRYING TO ASSIST TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. WE SAW THE MEDICAL CHOPPER LAND AND STAY HERE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND TAKE OFF AGAIN. AND WE SAW A — SEVERAL MILITARY VEHICLE SZ ARRIVING — VEHICLES ARRIVING HERE AT THE SCENE AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THE FIRST CALLS CAME IN AT 9:06. AND WE’RE SEEING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION CENTER NOW ARRIVING HERE AT THE SCENE. SO THEY ARE SETTING UP HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL. WE DON’T KNOW THE MOTIVE. WE DON’T HAVE CONFIRMED INFORMATION RIGHT NOW THAT WE CAN SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT THE SHOOTER OR SHOOTERS IN THIS INCIDENT. HOWEVER, WE KNOW, AGAIN, THREE DEAD, MULTIPLE INJURED. AND WE’RE TRYING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXTENT OF THOSE INJURIES. JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW WILL BE HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR. IT IS A FLUID SITUATION. THERE’S MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT REMAINING ON THE SCENE. SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED. THIS IS ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING IN THIS COUNTY THAT SAW ONE LESS THAN A YEAR AGO, ABOUT TEN MILES AWAY FROM HERE AT A WORK PLACE. THIS SERIES OF BUILDINGS HOUSES HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES HERE. AND AS FOR PROTOCOL, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND COMB THROUGH THE BUILDINGS TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SECURE AND TRY TO SECURE THE SCENE. HOWEVER, WE HAVE SEEN THEM EVACUATE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN SCHOOL BUSES FROM THE SCENE. THEY BROUGHT THE BUSES IN. THREE OF THEM TOOK PEOPLE OUT WITH — THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY A CONTINGENT OF LAURMENTD OFFICERS AND — LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. AND WE’RE WAITING FOR A BRIEFING FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. >>EXCUSE ME, MIKE? WE’RE INTERRUPTING YOU. WE THINK THEY ARE ABOUT THE START THE NEWS CONFERENCE RIGHT NOW. >>WE WANT TO REVIEW THE EVENTS OF THIS MORNING. I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THIS IS STILL A VERY FLUID INVESTIGATION. I’M WATCHING THE REPORTS AND THERE WAS A LOT OF MISINFORMATION OUT N AND CIRCULATES — OUT AND CIRCULATING. I URGE YOU TO FOLLOW THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS. THAT IS INFORMATION CONFIRMED AND VETTED. WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WE WILL NOT TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME. AFTER THE SHERIFF AND THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE STATEMENTS, I’LL LET YOU KNOW ON TWITTER WHEN THE NEXT MEDIA BRIEFING WILL BE? . — WILL BE. >>ANOTHER TRAGIC EVENT IN HARFORD COUNTY. TO BEGIN WITH, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS HAVE BEEN STANDING HERE BEFORE AND WE STAND HERE YET AGAIN TODAY. MANY PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE EVENTS THIS MORNING AND OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE GO OUT TO THOSE AFFECTED. THEY ARE SO PRELIMINARY INTO THIS INVESTIGATION. I KNOW THERE’S A MILLION QUESTIONS. WE’RE NOT TAKING QUESTIONS TODAY. I KNOW YOU HAVE MANY. BUT AS CHRISTIE SAID, IT’S SO IMPORTANT WE DEAL IN FACTS. THERE ARE FAMILIES THAT ARE HARMED FROM TODAY’S EVENT. WE DON’T WANT TO MAKE IT — AS IF YOU CAN MAKE IT WORSE, YOU CAN. WE DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF THAT. WE WANT TO RELEASE FACTS. ALLOW US THE TIME TO GATHER FACTS AND SHARE THOSE WITH YOU. I’LL GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN. IT’S VERY PRELIMINARY AND LIMITED. AT ABOUT 9:06 THORNGS, A REPORT — THIS MORNING. A REPORT CAME IN OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. IMMEDIATELY, DEPUTIES, OFFICERS, TROOPERS, OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS RESPONDED. WE WERE ON SCENE IN JUST OVER FIVE MINUTES. AND UNITS QUICKLY PAIRED UP TOGETHER, GOT INTO THE BUILDING AND ORDERED AND RENDERED FIRST AID WHERE APPROPRIATE AND TREATED PATIENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOCATE A SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS. AT THIS TIME, I CAN CONFIRM MULTIPLE WOUNDED AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW, THE LOAN SUSPECT IN THIS INCIDENT IS IN CUSTODY AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. IT APPEARS TO BE A SINGLE WEAPON THAT WAS USED, A HAND GUN. AND THERE WERE NO SHOTS FIRED BY ANY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RESPONDING TO THE SCENE. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL THREAT TO THE HARFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A REUNIFICATION CENTER AT THE LEVEL CENTER FIRE HOUSE. THE INVESTIGATION IS EARLY. I AND THE OFFICE WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. KEEP THE VICTIMS OF TODAY’S TRAGIC EVENT IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. AND ALSO, YOU HAVE TO THANK OUR FELLOW FIRST RESPONDERS. WE HAVE THEM HERE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON SCENE IN MINUTES, THE FBI, DEA, ATF, NATURAL RESOURCES. YOU NAME IT. AS WE’VE SEEN IN OUR COMMUNITY BEFORE UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, YOU CAN’T HAVE ENOUGH POLICE AND YOU CAN’T HAVE THEM FAST ENOUGH. WE WERE FORTUNATE HERE THAT EVERYONE WORKS SO WELL TOGETHER AND WE WERE ON SCENE AND ABLE TO GET AS MUCH AID IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU AT THIS TIME. CHRISTIE WILL PUT OUT LATER WHEN WE’LL HAVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS. I KNOW YOU’RE ANXIOUS. WE’LL BE AS TIMELY AS WE CAN. AND THE COUNTY EXECUTIVES WANTED TO OFFER THOUGHTS. >>THANKS, SHERIFF. BARRY GLASSMAN, HARFORD COUNTY EXECUTIVE. I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH GOVERNOR HOGAN A FEW MOMENTS AGO AND UPDATED THE GOVERNOR ON THE INCIDENT SO FAR AS WE KNOW IT. HE OFFERED ALL OF HIS RESOURCES AVAILABLE UNDER STATE GOVERNMENT. WE APPRECIATE THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE. ALL THE ALLIED AGENCIES THAT RESPONDED. YOU KNOW, I FOLLOWED THIS PROBABLY FROM THE MOMENT THE CALL CAME IN ON THE DISPATCH AND LISTENED TO THE RADIO TRANGS MISSION — TRANSMISSIONS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLING AND DRILLS AND I CAN TELL YOU AND TELL THE HARFORD COUNTY CITIZENS THAT EVERY AGENCY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR PROFESSION. AND THE RESPONSE FROM ALL THE ALLIED AGENCIES WAS GREAT. THE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS SYSTEM RESPONDED WITH MEDICAL UNITS. I AM THANKFUL TO ALL THE AGENCIES THAT CAME OUT THE HELP US TODAY TO GET THROUGH THIS WHICH IS BECOMING A TOO OFTEN OCCURRENCE, NOT ONLY IN HORROR FARD COUNTY — HARFORD COUNTY, BUT IN THE COUNTRY. WE REACH OUT TO THE FAMILIES SUFFERING THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES AND OFFICER OUR SERVICES AS WE BEGIN TO GET THEM REUNIFIED NOT ONLY WITH LOVED ONES LOST AND WORKERS DISPLACED. I THANK THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAVE HELPED US THIS MORNING. >>SHERIFF, ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT THE SUSPECT SHOT HIS OR HERSELF? >>JANE, WE’RE NOT GIVING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THIS IS VERY FLUID. YOU KNOW US, WE WILL BE SURE TO PROVIDE YOU THE INFORMATION WHEN WE HAVE IT. FOLLOW OUR FEEDS. I’LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT MEDIA BRIEFING. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. THAT WAS A NEWS BRIEFING WITH THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. AND THEY TOLD US THEY WERE NOT GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND THEY’RE NOT. BUT WE GOT VEER — VERIFIABLE, GOOD INFORMATION. NO THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. THE LOAN SUSPECT — LONE SUSPECT WHO HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED AS TO SEX OR IDENTITY IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. AND ALSO IMPORTANT, NO SHOTS FIRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENTMENT. — LAW ENFORCEMENT. THAT GIVES YOU INSIGHT. >>AND MIKE HELLGREN, FIRST ON THE SCENE. >>Reporter: JESSICA, POLICE SAY THEY RESPONDED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. THE SHERIFF SAID THAT YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH OFFICES AND HELP IN THIS SITUATION. HE SAYS THEY WERE WELL PREPARED TO HANDLE THIS ON THIS SCENE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THIS HAPPENING. AND JUST RECAPPING WHAT DENICE HAS SAID. — [ NO AUDIO ] . REPORT WE DON’T KNOW THERE –. >>Reporter: WE DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S A CONNECTION TO THE VEHICLE WE SAW TOWED FROM THE INTERSECTION. AND THE SHERIFF DIDN’T GIVE EXACT NUMBERS OF VICTIMS. WE HAD BEEN REPORTING FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND A LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCE. BUT THE SHERIFF JUST SAID MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND MULTIPLE WOUNDED HERE. AND SOME OF THEM WERE TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW AND THEY WERE EXAMPLED TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12:30 TODAY. WE MAY GET SOME MORE INFORMATION ON THE WOUNDED WHO WERE TAKEN THERE. BUT THEY DID NOT TAKE QUESTIONS. THEY DID NOT ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SUSPECT. WE KNOW THAT THE SUSPECT ACCORDING TO POLICE HAD A SINGLE HAND GUN. AND THE ATF IS HERE AND THEY ARE GOING TO TRACE THAT AS BEST THEY CAN AND TRY TO FIND OUT WHERE THE WEAPON CAME FROM. THEY DIDN’T ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THAT WEAPON WAS PURCHASED, HOW THAT SUSPECT IN THIS CASE HAD THAT WEAPON. BUT THEY SAID THERE WAS A LONE SUSPECT WHO OPENED FIRE HERE IN THE — JUST AROUND 9:00. THEY GOT HERE BY 9:11 WITH THE FIRST CALLS COMING IN AT 9:06 OF A SHOOTING HERE AT THIS RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. ACCORDING TO RITE AID, IT HAPPENED AT A SMALLER BUILDING ADJACENT TO ONE OF THE LARGER BUILDINGS, AT A SUPPORT BUILDING HERE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE TAKEN FROM THE SCENE. WE SAW SEVERAL SCHOOL BUSES LOADED WITH PEOPLE AND MEDICAL CHOPPERS TAKING PEOPLE FROM HERE JUST IN THE PAST HOUR. THACHS SEVERAL — THAT WAS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER IT STARTED. THEY HAD TO COME IN AND CLEAR THE SCENE. THEY HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, UNFORTUNATELY, AND DEALT WITH THIS BEFORE. THEY ARE PREPARED AND HAVE THE TRAINING TO DEAL WITH THIS. AND THEY’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT. THERE IS A STRONG COMMUNITY. JUST ANOTHER HORRIBLE TRAGEDY HERE. THE LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY RIGHT NOW AND WE HOPE TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ABOUT THAT PERSON LATER ON TODAY. >>ALL RIGHT. MIKE, WE’VE BEEN SHOWING YOU LIVE PICTURES FROM THE CHOPPER AND PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING EVACUATED. BUT AS YOU CAN TELL IF YOU WERE WATCHING, THEY’RE WALKING IN A CASUAL CALM WAY BECAUSE WE ARE BEEN ASSURED BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT THE LONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND RIGHT NOW, IT IS NO LONGER AN ACTIVE SCENE. >>AND WE’RE TRYING TO LEARN PARTICULAR ABOUT THE SUSPECT. AND TROOPERS TWEETING, NO MATTER HOW OFTEN THE SHOOTINGS HAPPEN IN THE COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY, IT IS NEVER NORMAL OR ROUTINE. THIS IS THE THIRD SHOOTING SINCE MARCH HERE IN MARYLAND. WE WERE IN HARFORD COUNTY LESS THAN A YEAR AGO. RICK RITTER WAS COVERING ALL OF THESE SITUATIONS FOR US. AND HE JOINS US NOW AGAIN. RICK, YOU HEARD THE PRESS CONFERENCE. THIS IS INCREDIBLY SDRUSHING YET — DISTURBING YET AGAIN. >>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. . AND WE’RE TRYING TO GATHER THE INFORMATION AND PIECE IT TOGETHER. AND THEY SAID THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 9:00. AND DEPUTIES ARRIVED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OF THE SHOOTING. MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. THE SOLE SUSPECT IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED. MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. STILL AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION. A STATE SENATOR PUT OUT THERE TWEET A SHORT TIME AGO. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THREE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THREE YEARS. THREE MASS SHOOTINGS IN DISTRICT 34. THIS IS SAD. TGS A GREAT — IT’S A GREAT COMMUNITY. HERE WE ARE LESS THAN A YEAR LATER FROM THE SHOOTING AT MASS GRANITE SOLUTIONS. AND ANOTHER ONE AT THE RITE AIDE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THEY’RE OVER THE SCENE. HUP HUNDREDS OF — HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES EVACUATED. MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE INSIDE OF THIS THAT WORK THERE. AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. THE LONE SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THEY HAVE NOT SAID IF IT’S A FEMALE OR MALE. THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY AND DEPUTIES ARRIVED IN FIVE MINUTES OF THE SHOOTING AND NO SHO — SHOTS FIRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. >>AND THREE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THREE YEARS AND IT IS A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. ABSOLUTELY A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. HARFORD COUNTY IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE. IT TAKES ONE PERSON WITH A GUN. IT IS A DELIGHTFUL COUNTY. WE’LL GO BACK TO KIMBERLY EITEN WHO IS OUR REPORTER ALSO ON THE SCENE. AND THE INFORMATION YOU GAVE US EARLIER, WHICH WAS TERRIFIC, WAS VERIFIED BY THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. YES, IT IS NOW NO LONGER AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENE. AND AS YOU HEARD, THE LONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. . >>Reporter: AND EVEN AFTER THAT INFORMATION HAS BEEN CONFIRM TDED — CONFIRMED, THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT AN UNFOLDING SITUATION EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION. AND AS RICK SAID, WE HEARD FROM THE POLICE TELLING US OFFICERS WERE THERE IN FIVE MINUTES. THEY FOUND ONE LONE SUSPECT. UNCLEAR IF IT’S A MAN OR A WOMAN. AND THERE WAS A SINGLE HAND GUN. AND THEY SAID THAT THIS SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF — THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING SO MANY POLICE READY TO RESPOND IN THIS XHUNTD AND IN — COMMUNITY AND IN THESE SITUATIONS. POLICE LAW ENFORCEMENT GOT THERE IN MINUTES. AND AGAIN, WE’RE SEEING IT HERE WITHIN FIVE MRIN MINUTE — MINUTES, THEY WERE ON SCENE. WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT MOMENT IS STILL UNCLEAR. DEPUTIES TELLING US THIS IS OF COURSE STILL VERY EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION. THEY’RE CALLING THIS THE PRELIMINARY BREFING. THEY — BRIEFING. THEY HAVEN’T SAID WHEN THE NEXT UPDATE MAY COME. THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS. MULTIPLE INJURIES, MULTIPLE FATALITIES. THEY’RE NOT GIVING ANY NUMBERS OR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT AT THIS POINT. AND THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE AND STILL AT THE RITE AID CENTER AND STILL INVESTIGATING. AND WHEN THEY HAVE ANY INFORMATION TO SHARE, OF COURSE THEY WILL GET THAT TO US. IN TERMS OF WHEN THAT MAY HAPPEN AND WHEN THE NEXT BRIEFING WILL BE, WE’RE STANDING BY TO FIND OUT. WHEN WE KNOW MORE, SO WILL YOU. >>AND WE JUST KNOW THAT IT MUST BE LIKE, IS SHERIFF AND IS COUNTY EXECUTIVE SAID THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH THE FAMILIES. I CAN’T IMAGINE THE AGONY OF PEOPLE IN THE FACILITY. WE CAN’T GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION YET. THEY MAY BE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE VICTIMS. BUT NICOLE HAS INFORMATION FOR US. >>AND NOW NICOLE HAS MORE ON WHERE FAMILIES NEED STO REUNITE — TO REUNITE WITH ROV — LOVED ONES. >>A LOT OF INFORMATION COMING IN. THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER IS AT THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIRE HOUSE, 3633 LEVEL VILLAGE ROADS IN HAVER DE GRACE. THAT WAS TWEETED OUT BY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. GOOD INFORMATION. AND THERE’S A HOT LINE. THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER, PARTIALLY ACTIVATED NOW. IT’S 410-838-5800. GOOD INFORMATION. 410-838-5800. THE CENTER IS SET UP IN HAVER DE GRACE SWELL. AND — AS WELL. AND 3633 LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. A LOT OF INFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AND DON’T TAKE TO RUMORS, TRUST THE SOURCES AND SOURCES THEY LINK TO SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING AND HOW TO GET IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE IN THE AREA. >>AND WE CAN’T SAY THAT ENOUGH. TWITTER IS LIKE A RUMOR LINE. ONLY PAY ATTENTION TO RELIABLE TWEETS FROM RELIABLE SOURCES AS WELL. >>AND SAME FOR FACEBOOK AND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA. >>AND BACK TO RICK RITTER. AND PEOPLE SAY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, WE’RE TIRED OF THIS. THIS HAS TO STOP. AND RICK WAS LIVE AT A SCENE LESS THAN A YEAR AGO. IT’S HEART BREAKING, RIKS. AND I KNOW — RICK. AND I KNOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS YOU SPEAK WITH THE FLOW EMPLOYEES — EMPLOYEES, IT HAS TO STOP. . >>Reporter: THERE’S NO OTHER WAY TO PUT IT. IT’S HORRIFIC AND A TRAJ SDI AND — TRAGEDY AND IT NEEDS TO STOP. IT WILL THIRD SHOOTING IN DISTRICT 34 IN THE LAST THREE YEARS. THE LAST ONE 11 MONTHS AGO AT A SMALLER BUSINESS WITH 20 OR 30 EMPLOYEES. THIS ONE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WITH A LITTLE MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES. AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. THAT PER THE SHERIFF WHO SPOKE ABOUT TEN TO 15 MINUTES AGO. AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND I’M SITTING HERE TRYING TO READ IT AND GO THROUGH THE POSTS PEOPLE ARE PUTTING OUT THERE. THIS IS THE HEART BREAKING PART IS WATCHING LOVED ONES POSTON SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THEY’RE ANYONE. SOMEONE SAID, LET US KNOW IF SHE IS OKAY. I CANNOT GET AHOLD OF HER. MY MOM WAS IN THE WAREHOUSE, DOES ANYBODY HAVE INFORMATION. A LOT OF PEOPLE WAIT TO SEE IF LOVED ONES ARE OKAY. THE HEART BREAKING PART OF THIS. AND IT’S OUR JOB TO SIT HERE AND REPORT THE FACTS. YOU KNOW IT’S HARD NOT TO BE A HUMAN AND SHED A TEAR KNOWING HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR THE FAMILIES AND FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY GOING THROUGH THIS FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THREE YEARS. >>AND EVEN IF YOU JUST HEARD IT, THE PHONE NUMBER, WE DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR YOU YET. THE NUMBER 410-838-5800. IF YOU GET A TWEET LIKE THAT, TELL THEM TO CALL THIS NAUB. AND THAT IS — FLUSH. NUMBER. AND THAT IS THE OFFICIAL HOT LINE THAT THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HAS. >>ALSO, WE’RE GOING TO GO LIVE TO MIKE GREP. BEEF — GREEN. BRIEFLY — HELLGREN. BRIEFLY, CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS ON A LOCK DOWN. THAT WAS A PRECAUTION. THIS IS AN INDUSTRIAL PARK AREA AND NOT MANY SCHOOLS. BUT BECAUSE THE ROADS HAD TO BE CLOSED, THIS WAS SOLELY A PRECAUTION. MIKE? >>Reporter: WELL, I WANT TO GO THROUGH THE TREAT TWOOES THAT THE — TWEETS THAT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SENT OUT AND RUN DOWN THE MAIN POINTS. THE SHERIFF EXPRESSES THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND THEY’RE STILL IN THE PRELIMINARY STAGES OF THE INVESTIGATION. ONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY. THE FIRST REPORT CAME OUT AT 9:06. WE WERE ABLE TO GET HERE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. MULTIPLE WOUNDED AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN A NUMBER. CITING THE AP SOUR SOURCES — SOURCES, THREE PEOPLE DEAD. THE SHERIFF SAYING MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND MULTIPLE WOUNDED. AND THIS IS A LONE SUSPECT. THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THERE IS NOT A FURTHER THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. THEY HAVE A FAMILY REYIEN IF I INDICATION DR REUNIFICATION CENTER AT THE LEVEL FIRE HOUSE AND THEY’LL RELEASE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LATER TODAY. THEY THANK THE PARTNERS AT FBI, MARYLAND STATE TROOP. ATF, BEL AIR POLICE AND HAVER DE GRACE POLICE. THIS IS A LARGE GROUP OF LAW ENFORCEMENT HELPING WITH THIS. THE ATF IS TRYING TO TRACK THE SINGLE HAND GUN FROM WHAT THE SHERIFF SAID WAS USED IN THIS. A LONE SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING. WE HAVE SEEN THE MEDICAL CHOPPER HERE AIR LIFTING WE’RE BELIEVING PEOPLE INJURED FROM THE SCENE. WE SAW PEOPLE EVACUATED FROM THE SCENE. WE DON’T KNOW MUCH MORE ABOUT THE SUSPECT AT THIS POINT. POLICE ARE KEEPING THAT CLOSE TO THE VEST RIGHT NOW. THAT PERSON’S IDENTIFY. WE DON’T KNOW IF THE PERSON WAS INTERVIEWED OR — WE KNOW THE PERSON IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE SUSPECT’S INJURIES IN THIS. POLICE SAY THEY DID NOT FIRE A SHOT IN ALL OF THIS. SO WE’RE WAITING TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION. IF YOU REMEMBER, THE SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED HERE, THE WORK PLACE SHOOTING 11 MONTHS OG, THERE’S — AGO, THERE WAS A SUSPECT ON THE LOOSE AND THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON. WE GOT A LOT MORE INFORMATION OFF THE BAT. THIS IS DIFFERENT. THEY HAVE THE PERSON IN CUSTODY AND THEY DON’T WANT TO SAY TOO MUCH RIGHT NOW AND PIECE THIS TOGETHER HOW THIS UNFOLDED. WE DON’T KNOW THE MOTIVE IN ALL OF THIS. >>AND MIKE, ALTHOUGH THEY REFUSED TO TAKE QUESTIONS, THEY DID MAKE A SPECIFIC COMMENT WHICH WAS NO SHOTS FIRED BY AN OFFICER WHICH WOULD LEAD TO THINK THE SUSPECT MUST HAVE SHOT THEMSELVES. THEY WOERNT ANSWER THAT — WOULDN’T ANSWER THAT, BUT THAT’S THE ASSUMPTION. WOULD YOU AGREE? >>Reporter: I WOULD AGREE. BUT OFFICIALLY, THE SUSPECT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND THEY DID NOT FIRE ANOTHER SHOTS. AN OFFICER DID NOT FIRE SHOTS. BUT WE’LL EVENTUALLY HEAR THIS PERSON’S IN A MATTER. WE DON’T KNOW IF THIS PERSON HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED AT THIS POINT BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES. THAT WILL BE PART OF ALL OF THIS AND A KEY COMPONENT OF WHETHER THE PERSON WILL COOPERATE IN THIS. EXACTLY WHY THE PERSON OPENED FIRE, THE CONNECTION TO THE BUSINESS HERE. WE DON’T KNOW LA THE MOTIVE WAS. A LOT OF E QUESTIONS THAT — A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVE YET TO BE ANSWERED. THIS IS ALL STILL VERY PRELIMINARY OUT HERE. >>AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A FIVE PICTURE FROM CHOPPER 13 AS PEOPLE ARE BEING EVACUATED FROM THE BUILDING. >>AND THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BY BUSES. MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES WORKED AT THAT FACILITY. AND WE ARE EXPECTING AN UPDATE IN A FEW MINUTES FROM JOHNS HOPKINS, THEIR BAY VIEW CAMPUS. SOME OF THE VICTIMS WERE TRANSPORTED THERE. AND JUST TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE TIME LINE AS ALL OF THIS UNFOLDED, YOU KNOW, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JUST TEN MINUTES AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. AND THEN WE SAW THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER LAND AND TAKE OFF BEHIND YOU AND THAT WAS LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO. WE KEEP SAYING IT’S A FLUID SCENE. IT’S UNCLEAR. THEY ARE STILL RESPONDING. . >>Reporter: WELL, AND WE DON’T KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE WOUNDED. AND I WAS WONDERING, I REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICER, CHRISTIE HOPKINS, WE’VE SPOKEN TO YOU BEFORE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. WHAT WOULD BE THE MAIN MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW? >>I THINK THAT WE’RE SEEING MORE AND MORE THAT THESE SITUATIONS ARE NOT PREVENTABLE. NO COMMUNITY IS IMMUNE, NO BUSINESS IS UM IMMUNE — IMMUNE AND PREPARATION AND TRAINING IS KEY. WE SPEND HOURS AND DAYS TRAINING PEOPLE ON WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS A WORK PLACE VIOLENCE INCIDENT OR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER WHERE YOU ARE. IT’S TWO PRONG. WHY TO INVESTIGATE WHY THEY HAPPEN AND WE NEED TO TRAIN PEOPLE WHAT TO DO WHEN THE VIOLENCE IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP. AND TODAY, WE SAW PEOPLE THAT WERE TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE NEWS FOR SO LONG. RUN, HIDE, FIGHT AND WE SAW THE RESCUE TASK FORCE IN PLACE LIKE THE ADVANCED GRANITE. AND WE ARE NOW TRAINED TO HAVE EMS PROVIDERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT GO IN TOGETHER TO HOPEFULLY SAVE LIVES OF VICTIMS INSIDE. >>Reporter: AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT MORE INFORMATION. BUT I KNOW THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS SAYING HOLD ON A LITTLE BIT. >>THIS IS A VERY FLUID INVESTIGATION. THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION COMING OUT THAT AS QUICKLY AS IT COMES OUT, IT’S PROVEN NOT TO BE TRUE. I AND THE SHERIFF WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THE INFORMATION WE’RE GIVING THE COMMUNITY AND TRUE AND CONFIRMED INFORMATION. WE’LL UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA. PLEASE FOLLOW US. THAT IS THE CONFIRMED SOURCE OF INFORMATIONMENT AND BELIEVE ME, WE WANT TO PROVIDE YOU ANSWERS AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM. WE’LL LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW. >>Reporter: AND WE SEE A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE HERE, SOMETHING THE SHERIFF STRESSED IS RIGHT WHERE WE ARE, PEOPLE SHOULD NOT FEEL LIKE THEY’RE IN DANGER RIGHT NOW? >>WE HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS A FURTHER THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. . >>Reporter: ANY OTHER MESSAGES FOR THE COMMUNITY? WE DID A STORY ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS BEING TRAINED. THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORK PLACE SHOOTING 11 MONTHS AGO AND TODAY I’M SURE THAT KIND OF TRAINING WAS ESSENTIAL IN THIS. . >>ABSOLUTELY. AND THOSE SAVE LIVES. >>Reporter: THANK YOU. WE’RE CONTINUING TO GATHER INFORMATION. I KNOW YOU WILL KEEP US UPDATED. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>THAT’S THE LATEST FROM THE SHERIFF SAES OFFICE. AND — SHERIFF’S OFFICE. AND WE ARE AWAITING A PRESS CONFERENCE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE OFFICIALLY WILL NOT GIVE A NUMBER. MULTIPLE WOUNDED, MULTIPLE FATALITIES. THAT WILL COME OUT. AND PEOPLE ARE ASKING ON TWITTER, WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. WHY CANNOT THEY GIVE OUT MORE INFORMATION? BE PATIENT. THIS IS PRELIMINARY. THIS IS JUST ALL UNFOLDING. THERE’S A LOT THEY’RE TRYING TO LEARN AND THEY WANT TO BE ACCURATE. YOU HEARD IT AND SAW THE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE SITUATION. AND STILL, A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE HERE AT THE SCENE. . >>AND THE LAST THING THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT RIGHT NOW, THEY WANT TO SAFE LIVES AND IDENTIFY THEM. AND THEN NOTIFY THE FAMILIES AND THE PUBLIC. LET’S CONTINUE TO CONVERSATION. IT’S A GOOD ONE. MIKE WAS HAVING THE CONVERSATION WITH THE SPOKESWOMAN A MOMENT AGO. AND RICK RITTER IS TALKING ABOUT ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS. AND I KNOW THAT YOU HEARD THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TALK ABOUT HOW THEY JUST HAD AN ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL. AND ONE WOULD HOPE EVERYONE IN THE FACILITY HAD A DRILL AND KNEW WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE WERE SHOTS FIRED THERE. >>Reporter: AND BARRY GLASSMAN WILL TELL YOU, THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE COUNTY AND THEY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE SITUATIONS. AND DEPUTIES SPOFRNDED IN — RESPONDED IN MINUTES. AS MIKE MENTIONED, THERE’S A LOT OF QUESTIONS UNANSWERED AND A LOT OF PEOPLE BEGGING FOR MORE INFORMATION TRYING TO DIG AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT TOOK PLACE. THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT ATF, THE FBI, THEY’RE DIGGING INTO THE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION, THE BACKGROUND, CELL PHONE RECORDS, COMPUTERS. AND WE KNOW IT TOOK PLACE AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING. MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. CHOPPER 13 IS OVER THE SCENE SHOWING PEOPLE EVACUATED OUT OF THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE THERE’S MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE EMPLOYEED. MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT AND KILLED. AND IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY, I STOOD AND REPORTED ON ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING AT ADVANCED GRANITE SOLUTIONS. GOING BACK TO THE POINT, THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH THIS. UNFORTUNATELY. AND THAT’S WHY DEPUTIED RESPONDED TO QUICK TO THE SITUATION AND HOPEFULLY STOP IT BEFORE IT WAS A LOT WORSE. A LOT OF QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED. WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY WERE SHOT OR KILLED. AND THAT’S INFORMATION HOPEFULLY WE’LL GET IN THE NEXT CUP OF HOURS. THINGS ARE QUIETING DOWN. AND STILL DEPUTIES ON SCENE. THE SHERIFF LEFT THE SCENE. AND WE’LL HAVE AN UPDATE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. IF YOU’RE JUST JOINING US, A SHOOTING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE. MELT PARKING LOT PEOPLE KILLED — MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND INJURED. THE LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. >>>OKAY. AND AS YOU JUST HEARD RICK RITTER’S REPORT, BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HARFORD COUNTY. MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT AND SEVERAL PEOPLE KILLED IN A WORK PLACE SHOOTING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER JUST SOUTH OF ABBEAN. AND DEVIN BARTOLOTTA IS STANDING BY LIVE AWAITING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW WHERE SECURITY HAS STREETS BLOCKED MANY ARE — AND MANY ARE WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS AT BAY VIEW AHEAD OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE REGARDING VICTIMS THAT MAY BE BEEN TAKING THERE. >>AND THIS SCENE IS THE SCENE OF THE LARGE WAREHOUSE FACILITY WHERE THEY CONTINUE TO EVACUATE WORKERS. ALTHOUGH THIS HAPPENED IN A BUILDING ADJACENT TO THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THEY WANT TO EVACUATE THE ENTIRE FACILITY TO SEARCH AND MAKE SURE IT’S SECURE. YOU NEED TO BE REASSURED IN KNOWING THAT AS FAR AS THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE KNOWS, IT WAS A LONE SUSPECT WHO IS IN CUSTODY IN CC CRITICAL CONDITION. AND — CRITICAL CONDITION. AND THE SHERIFF IS NOTIFYING THE COMMUNITY AT THE DO NOT HAVE REASON TO WORRY ABOUT A THREAT. NO THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY THAT STILL EXISTS. >>AND ALSO, MEDICAL CHOPPERS GOING IN AND OUT AND ONE AS RECENTLY AS IN THE PAT HALF OUR — PAST HALF OUR HOUR OR — HOUR OR SO. AND MANY EMPLOYEES ARE STILL BEING ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING AND THERE IS A VERY LARGE PRESENCE THERE. WE HAVE THE FBI, THE ATF, FIRE CREWS FROM ALL OVER. AND EMT’S BROUGHT OUT. EARLIER, MIKE HELLGREN SPOKE WITH A WITNESS WHO SAW MORE THAN A DOZEN BLANSZ AMBULANCES — AMBULANCES NEAR THE AREA. IT’S UNCLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT. BUT NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. WE HAD BEEN SAYING EARLIER, THERE WAS A MOD MIEED LOCK DOWN AT CHURCH CREEK — MODIFIED LOCK DOWN AT CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THAT WAS A PRECAUTION. AND MIKE HELLGREN WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ON THE SCENE. MIKE? >>Reporter: JESSICA, WE’RE STILL TRYING TO GATHD INFORMATION AS — GATHER INFORMATION AS TO THE MOTIVE AND WHY THIS UNFOLDED. THE SHERIFF DID NOT TAKE ANY QUESTIONS. HE WANTED TO TELL THE XHUNTD THAT THE AREA — COMMUNITY THAT THE AREA IS SAFE AND THERE’S NO FURTHER THREAT. HE PROVIDED SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE LONE SUSPECT. LET’S LISTEN TO WHAT THE SHERIFF SAID A FEW MOMENTS AGO. >>AT 9:06 THIS MORNING A REPORT CAME IN TO DISPATCH CENTER FROM THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER OF SHOTS FIRED. IMMEDIATELY, DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS, TROOPERS, OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS RESPONDED. WE WERE ON SCENE IN JUST OVER FIVE MINUTES. ARRIVING LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, AND EMS UNITS QUICKLY PAIRED UP TOGETHER, GOT INTO THE BUILDING, AND REPDERREDED — RENDERED FIRST AID WHERE APPROPRIATE AND TREATED PATIENTS. AT THIS TIME, I CAN CONFIRM MULTIPLE WOUNDED AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW, THE LOAN SUSPECT IN THE INCIDENT IS IN CUSTODY AND IN IS CRITICAL CONDITION AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. IT APPEARS TO BE A SINGLE WEAPON THAT WAS USED, A HAND GUN. AND THERE WERE NO SHOTS FIRED BY ANY OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RESPONDING TO THE SCENE. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL THREAT IN THE HARFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY. . . >>Reporter: THE SHERIFF MOMENTS AGO, THOSE ARE THE CONFIRMED FACTS. AND WE TALKED TO A REPRESENTATIVE A FEW MEMO MOEMS — MOMENTS AGO, AND SHE SAID WE WANT TO MAKE SURE TO INVESTIGATE THIS FULLY AND THERE’S A LOT OF RUMORS. AND BACK TO YOU. >>WE HATE TO INTERRUPT. BUT WE WANT TO GO TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW FOR A NEWS CONFERENCE. >>I’M THE TRAUMA MEDICAL DIRECTOR HERE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW MEDICAL CENTER. ABOUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOUR PERSONS FROM THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING. THEY ALL CAME TO US AS A LEVEL 2 TRAUMA CENTER SERVING THIS PART OF MARYLAND. THEY’RE ALL UNDER OUR CARE AND WE’RE WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION THEIR FAMILIES WERE NOTIFIED THEY ARE HERE AND PHOTOIDENTIFIED OF THE — NOTIFIED OF THE CONDITIONS. REALLY, ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS WE RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLIER TODAY. >>IS ONE OF THOSE BROUGHT HERE IS SHOOTER? >>TO US, WE’RE ALL PATIENTS. WE WEREN’T THERE. I CAN’T COMMENT ON WHETHER ONE OR NOT IS THE SHOOTER. SO REALLY WE NEED TO WAIT TO MAKE SURE THE FAMILIES ARE NOTIFIED BEFORE WE GIVE DETAILS ABOUT THEIR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS. >>MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS? >>GUNSHOT WOUNDS. . >>AT THIS POINT, AS FAR AS THEIR CONDITION, IT’S CRITICAL — CAN YOU PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION? >>I THINK ALL I REALLY WANT TO SAY IS THEY ALL SUFFERED GUNTD WOUNDS — GUNSHOT WOUNDS. UNTIL WE TALK TO THE FAMILIES FIRST, IT’S BEST FOR THE FAMILIES TO LEARN THEIR CONDITIONS FROM US DIRECTLY RATHER THAN THROUGH YOU, UNFORTUNATELY. SOME OF THEM HAVE REQUIRED SURGICAL CARE. >>WERE THEY BROUGHT BY CHOPPER OR GROUND? >>BY GROUND. MARYLAND HAS AN EXCELLENT EMS SYSTEM. IT IS PRETTY ADVANCED AND VERY WELL ORGANIZED FOR OUR COUNTRY. SO THEY WERE ALL BENEFIT FISH BENEFICIARIES OF THE SYSTEM. AND THEY HAVE A TRIAGE SCALE AND THEY WERE CONSIDERED PRIORITY ONE BECAUSE THEY SUFFERED GUNSHOT WOUNDS. I CAN’T TELL YOU THAT UNTIL WE KNOW THIS — THE FAMILIES KNOW WHO’S HERE. . >>WHAT TIME DID THEY ARRIVE? >>PROBABLY AROUND 10:00 A.M. >>ARE THEY ALL ADULTS? >>ALL ADULTS. >>WERE — ANY INFORMATION THE FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE AT THIS POINT? >>I THINK THERE ARE CONTACT NUMBERS THEM TO CALL. I DON’T KNOW — IF THEY CALL THE HOSPITAL DIRECTLY, I DON’T KNOW THAT THEY’RE GOING TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFICS. I BELIEVE THAT AUTHORITIES WILL NOTIFY THE PARENTS FAMILIES AND LET THEM KNOW. AND THEN WE CAN GET THEM MORE INFORMATION. [ REPORTER ASKING QUESTION ] >>YEAH. SO IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, AGAIN, THERE’S AN ORGANIZATION CALLED MIMS, MARYLAND INSTITUTE FOR EMS SERVICES. ALL THE HOSPITAL PROVIDERS ARE TRAINED ON THE PROTOCOLS AND THERE ARE SPECIAL INJURIES THAT THEY HAVE PATIENTS THAT WOULD DO BEST AS A DESIGNATED TRAUMA CENTER. IF THEY NEED TO CRITERIA, THEY’LL TAKE THEM TO THE TRAUMA CENTERS IN THE STAY OF MARYLAND. BAY VIEW IS THE CLOESEST — CLOSEST TO SESH THIS PART OF — SERVE THIS PART OF THE STATE. IN OTHER REGIONS, THERE’S JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL AND SHOCK TRAUMA. IN THE TRAUMA COMMUNITY, CERTAINLY PATIENTS’ OUTCOMES ARE BETTER IF THEY GO TO CERTAINLY TRAUMA CENTERS. AND THIS IS ONE EVENT THAT WILL PROVE TO BE TRUE. >>AND CAN YOU TALK ABOUT INCREASED SECURITY OF AT THE HOSPITAL. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE PATIENTS OR FAMILIES NEED TO BE AWARE OF? >>AT LEAST AT THIS TIME, WE ARE BUSINESS AS USUAL. AT FIRST, WHETHER WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW MANY PATIENTS WE WERE GETTING, WE ADAPTED TO BE READY TO TAKE MORE PATIENTS AND WE WERE READY TO TAKE MORE PATIENTS. IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, THE STATE TRIED TO DISTRIBUTE PATIENTS BEST TO WHERE THERE IS RESOURCES AND CAPABILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. THEY SAW THEY WERE RECEIVING MULTIPLE AND THEY TRIED TO OFFLOAD THE LOAD OF CASUALTIES AND DISTRIBUTED THEM TO OTHER CENTERS IN THE REEBLG R REEJ — REGION. I HAVE NOT HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANY PATIENT. I CAN’T SAY. . >>COULD YOU TELL US BEHIND THE SCENES WHAT’S HAPPENED? >>TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW IS AFTER THOSE PATIENTS CAME IN AFTER THE SINGLE EVENT, THINGS WENT BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL. AS A TRAUMA CENTER, WE LOOK AT PATIENTS LIKE THIS EITHER IN MULTIPLE CASUALTY EVENTS LIKE THIS OR SINGLE CASUALTY EVENTS AND TAKE CARE OF THEM. ONCE THE SURGE OCCURRED AND WE WERE COMFORTABLE MORE PATIENTS WEREN’T COMING IN, IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL AGAIN. >>ARE THEY IN THE TRAUMA ICU? >>WE HAVE A SINGLE SURGICAL ICU FOR TRAUMA AND ANY TRAUMA PARENTS. IF THEY NEEDED THE CARE, THEY WOULD BE THERE. I DON’T WANT TO COMMENT ON SPIVENG CONDITIONS OF PATIENT — SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF PATIENTS. ONCE WE HAVE CONFIRMATION THAT THE PATIENT FAMILIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THEIR LOVED ONES ARE HERE AND WE’VE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILIES AND LET THEM KNOW THE CONDITIONS, PERHAPS WE CAN SHARE MORE INFORMATION. >>BUT AGAIN, AT THIS POINT, YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE FAMILIES. >>I THINK THE POLICE AUTHORITIES ARE THE ONES REACHING OUT FOR THE CONTACTS. OKAY? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. . >>WE’VE LISTEN LISTENING TO A — BEEN LISTENING TO A DOCTOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW TALK ABOUT THE FOUR PATIENTS THERE. WHAT’S IMPORTANT THAT HE SAID IS THERE ARE FOUR PATIENTS. THEY ARE BEING TREATED AT THE TRAUMA CENTER. TO HIM, TO THE HOSPITAL, THEY ARE PATIENTS. HE COULD NOT CONFIRM OR DENY THE SHOOTER WAS THERE. >>AND IT WAS INTERESTING AND I WAS REALLY HOPING THAT SOMEBODY WOULD ASK, THERE WERE SEVERAL GUARDS OUT THERE WITH BULLET PROOF VESTS. >>OUR REPORTER DEVIN BARTOLOTTA TWEETED THIS. >>RIGHT. MY QUESTION IS ARE THEY — WHY? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT? ARE THEY STILL WALKING AROUND? MY UNDERSTANDING IS THERE IS NOT A THREAT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE SHERIFF SAID THERE IS NOT A TLETD TO THE PUBLIC. IT IS — THREAT TO THE PUBLIC. IT IS UNCLEAR WHY PEOPLE ARE WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS OR IF THAT’S PART OF THE POLICE’S RESPONSE BECAUSE IT IS AN ONGOING SCENE. AND NOW RICK RITTER IS LIVE WITH MORE. >>Reporter: WELL, JESS, AGAIN, THAT WAS A DOCTOR FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW AND THEY’VE RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS BY GROUND AND PRIORITY ONE ADULTS MEANS THEY SUFFERED GRUNT GUNSHOT WOUND — GUNSHOT WOUNDS. SOME HAVE UNDERGONE SURGERY AND THEY’RE TRYING TO NOTIFY THE FAMILIES. THAT’S THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE. FOUR BY GROUND. AND MIKE HELLGREN HAS BEEN LIVE ON THE SCENE WITH THE CHOPPER GOING UP AND DOWN AND TRANSPORTS PATIENTS IN OTHER WAYS. FOUR TAKEN BY GROUND TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. AND THE EXECUTIVE PAINTED US A GRIM PICTURE OF WHAT TOOK PLACE AT THIS RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER TODAY SAYING THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 9:00. DEPUTIES ARRIVED IN NOOI MINUTES AND — FIVE MINUTES AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED. AND THE LONE SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. NOT SAYS IF THAT’S A MALE OR FEMALE. AND THEY’RE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. >>AND THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE, HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. >>I FOLLOWED THIS PROBABLY FROM THE MOMENT THE CALL CAME IN ON THE DISPATCH AND LISTENED TO THE RADIO TRNS MAGSS. — TRANSMISSIONS. WE HAVE ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS AND I CAN TELL YOU AND TELL THE CITIZENS THAT EVER AGENCY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR PROFESSION. AND THE RESPONSE FROM ALL OUR ALLIED AGENCIES WAS GREAT. THE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS SYSTEM RESPONDED WITH MEDICAL UNITS. I THINK THANKFUL TO ALL THE AGENCIES THAT CAME OUT TO HELP US TO GET THROUGH THIS. IT’S BECOMING A TOO OFTEN OCCURRENCE. . >>Reporter: UNFORTUNATELY, AS HE SAID, THIS IS BECOMING THE NEW NORM. AND SO MANY AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TRAINING IN THIS AND MAKING SURE THEY’RE UP TO STANDARD. AND HERE, UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE SO MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH THIS. THREE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THREE YEARS. THE LAST ONE TAKING PLACE LITERALLY 11 MONTHS AGO. SEVEN MILES FROM HERE AT ANOTHER WORK PLACE SHOOTING. THAT SUSPECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY MUCH LATER ON. THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE, THE LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION. IT’S A HEART BREAKING SITUATION. LOVED ONES TRYING TO FIND MORE INFORMATION OUT AND MAKING SURE LOVED ONES ARE OKAY. WE SEE POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND PEOPLING OUT AND DROPPING NAMES AND SAYING DO YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE OKAY. THAT’S THE HEART BREAKING SITUATIONS WE’RE STARTING TO HEAR ABOUT WITH THE SHOOTINGS THAT ALL UNFOUND — ALWAYS UNFOLD. MULTIPLE KILLED AND WOUNDED. LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AND CRITICAL CONDITION. AND THEY OBVIOUSLY KNOW THE IDENTITY. AND THEY’LL BE TIG DIGGING — DIGGING INTO THE BACKGROUND TRYING TO GET INFORMATION AND DIGGING INTO THE COMPUTERS AND CELL PHONE RECORDS AND TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY THIS UNFOLDED. >>RICK, INTUPT INTERRUPT — INTERRUPTING YOU FOR A SECOND. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE DISTRESSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD, THERE IS A PHONE NUMBER THAT AT THAT HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SET UP. WE DON’T HAVE ANSWERS FOR YOU. THE DOCTOR CANNOT GIVE IDENTITIES OF THE PARENTS. THE NUMBER IS 410-838-5800. FEEL FREE TO HAND THAT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. 410-838-5800. THAT IS A NUMBER THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SET UP TO GET ANSWER TO THE BURNING QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE OR RELATED TO SOMEONE AT THE FACILITY. >>RIGHT. AND ALSO, WE HAD BEEN TALKING AID AND ABET LITTLE BIT. I GOT A TWEET FROM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. IT IS PROTOCOL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WEAR A VEST SPOBDING TO A CALL INVOLVING THE POSSIBILITY OF HARM. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE KNOW THIS. MY QUESTION IS REGARDING THE HOSPITAL SPECIFICALLY. HE DID SAY — THE DOCTOR SAID ITIS BUSINESS AS USUAL. AND MY QUESTION WOULD BE IT’S UNCLEAR IF THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS. AND IF THERE IS ANY THREAT TO ANYONE IN THAT TRAUMA DEPARTMENT, WE KNOW THAT SECURITY IS INL CREASED. — INCREASE TD. AND I WAS — INCREASED. AND I WAS TRYING TO SEE IF THERE’S A CORRECTION THERE. THAT WILL ALL COME THE LIGHT AS THE INVESTIGATION PROGRESSES. >>TO A DOCTOR, THEY’RE PATIENTS. >>RIGHT. >>DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY ARE A SHOOTER OR A VICTIM. THEY’RE PATIENT TS. AND — PATIENTS. AND MIKE HELLGREN. MIKE WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE TODAY JUST AFTER — WHAT TIME DID YOU GET THERE? # 20? 9:30. >>Reporter: YEAH. IN THE 9:00 HOUR. AND ONE NEW DEVELOPMENT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ASKING ANYONE WHO IS STILL INSIDE THESE BUILDINGS HERE TO DIAL 911 SO THAT THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE BUILDINGS. I’LL READ YOU THE TWEET. AT THIS TIME, THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASK THAT ANYONE WHO MAY STILL BE IN THE BUILDING TO DIAL 911 SO THAT DEPUTIES CAN LOCATE YOU. STILL A LOT OF POLICE HERE ON THE SCENE. THEY ARE EARLY IN THIS INVESTIGATION. THEY’VE GOT TO GO THROUGH THAT BUILDING TO GET THE ALL CLEAR. EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW THERE IS NO THREAT ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF HERE, THEY HAVE GOING THROUGH EVERY INCH OF THE BUILDING. AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN THEM DO AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS. WE TALKED ABOUT BULLET PROOF VESTS AT THE HOSPITAL. YOU HEARD THE ONE QUESTION IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS WAS THE SMENT SUSPECT — SUSPECTED SHOOTER TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. THE DOCTOR SPEAKING WOULD NOT ANSWER THAT QUESTION. WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE INFORMATION. WE DO KNOW THAT THE LONE SUSPECT WAS CRITICALLY INJURED. POLICE DIDN’T FIRE THE BULLET, THEY SAY. BUT THAT SUSPECT WAS CRITICALLY INJURED. AND THEY WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE SUSPECT IS AT THIS POINT. AND WE DON’T KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHETHER POLICE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AT THIS POINT INTERVIEW THE SUSPECT. BUT WE DID SPEAK TO SOME CIVILIAN PEOPLE OUT HERE AT THE SCENE ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE SEEN. LET’S TAKE A LISTEN TO THAT RIGHT NOW. >>IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. EVERYTHING IS CUT OFF. ALL THE ROADS ARE CUT OFF. THEY’RE USING LARGER VEHICLES AND LETTING THROUGH. AND THEY’RE TELLING PEOPLE TO DIVERT THROUGH THE GRAVEYARD. THERE’S SO MANY CARS. I COUNTED AT LEAST 13 AMBULANCES. AND THAT WAS JUST WHEN I WAS COUNTING. AND THEY PUT IN A LOT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES, LIKE THREE CHOPPERS. THEY’RE STILL LOOKING AND INVESTIGATING. . >>Reporter: SO THAT WAS EARLIER TODAY. AND WE GOT TO TELL YOU, THERE ARE STILL SOME ROADS BLOCKED OFF HERE IN FRONT OF THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE ARE HERE, THERE’S STILL A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE OUT HERE AT THE SCENE. AGAIN, THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASKING PEOPLE TO CALL 911 IF THEY’RE INSIDE THE BUILDING. AND WE’RE SEEING ANOTHER EMPTY HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOL BUS GOING BACK TO THE SCENE. EARLIER, WE SAW THREE SCHOOL BUSES THAT WERE BROUGHT IN HERE. THEY TOOK PEOPLE OUT ABOUT A HALF HOUR LATER. AND WE’RE SEEING ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS ENTER THE ENTRANCE HERE TO THIS RITE AID WAREHOUSE INDUSTRIAL AREA. SO PERHAPS THEY ARE GATHERING MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM BACK OUT FROM THE SCENE. ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS ARRIVING HERE AT THE SCENE. SO IT APPEARS THAT THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO CLEAR THIS BUILDING AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS NO ONE INSIDE. SO THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY CIVILIANS IN THIS BUILDING ARE OUT. AND THAT IS ANOTHER ASPECT OF MAKING SURE THE SCENE IS TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL HERE. AND AS YOU HEARD FROM THAT WITNESS ON THE SCENE, JUST A CHAOTIC SITUATION AND SOMETHING THAT IS SUCH A QUIET AREA AND YOU DON’T EXPECT IT. SADLY, WE’VE SEEN OTHER SHOOTINGS DOWN THE ROAD FROM PANERA TO THE ADVANCED GRANITE SHOOTING LAST YEAR. AND ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS ARRIVING AND TRYING TO CLEAR THE BUILDING AND ASKING THE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING TO CALL 911 SO THEY CAN LOCATE THEM. THAT IS THE LATEST. >>AND VERY BRIEFLY, IF YOU’RE STILL THERE. WERE YOU NOT SURPRISED WHETHER THE SHERIFF SAID THAT IT WAS A SINGLE WEAPON, IT WAS A HAND GUN? WHEN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE FATALITIES, MULTIPLE INJURIES AND A HAND GUN? YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS THAN I DO. WHAT’S YOUR THEORY? >>Reporter: I MEAN, HE DIDN’T DESCRIBE THE WEAPON BEYOND THAT OR WHETHER ANYTHING WAS USED TO ENHANCE THAT WEAPON. WE DON’T KNOW. I MEAN, IT WAS A SURPRISE THING. AND RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE THE ATF OUT HERE. SO — AND THERE WAS A LARGE ATF CONTINGENT. I CAN TELL YOU. THEY’RE PROEFRDING THE EXPERTISE IN THE SITUATION. I’M ASSUMING THEY HAVE RECOVERED THE WEAPON, THE SINGLE HAND GUN. SO THEY ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THAT, FINDING OUT WHERE IT CAME FROM. AND YOU KNOW, WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER ANYTHING WAS USED TO ENHANCE THE WEAPON AT THIS POINT. THAT MAY COME OUT LATER AS THEY PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION. YES, IT WAS SURPRISING. WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. BUT FROM WHAT THE SHERIFF SAID, A HAND GUN. AND HE ALONG WITH THE ATF ARE LOOKING MORE AT THAT WEAPON AND MORE DEETDS WILL — DETAILS WILL COME OUT ON THAT. >>AND WE WANT TO UPDATE YOU NOW TO HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF IS UPDATING THE FAMILY HOT LINE. THAT NEW NUMBER IF YOU NEED IT 410-638-3826. 410-638-3826. OPTION 9. AND PLEASE SHARE THIS. THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE ASKING FOR HELP REUNITING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. THEY HAVEN’T HEARD FROM THEM. 410-638-3826. >>>AND DEVIN BARTOLOTTA IS LIVE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BRAY VIEW CAM — BAY VIEW CAMPUS. TALK TO US ABOUT THE SECURITY AT THE HOSPITAL. >>Reporter: WE HEARD FROM THE HEAD OF THE TRAUMA MEDICAL CENTER HERE AT BAY VIEW. AND HE TOLD US THIS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL. THERE ARE A FEW CARS AT THE END OF THE STREET BLOCKING THINGS OFF. AND WE DID SEE SECURITY GUARDS WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS. HE DID SAY THAT ONCE THEY RECEIVED EVERYONE, THEY HAVE FOUR PARENTS — PATIENTS HERE, AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TO THORM LG. — NORMAL. FOUR PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THAT’S REALLY ALL THE INFORMATION HE COULD SHARE WITH US. HE SAID THE PEOPLE’S FAMILIES HAVE NOT YET BEEN NOTIFIED AND POLICE ARE WORKING TO CONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND TELL THEM WHERE THEY ARE. SO WE RIGHT NOW DO NOT KNOW THE AGES, GENDERS, WE DON’T KNOW THE NATURE OF THE INJURIES. OF THE FOUR VICTIMS THAT ARE HERE. WE KNOW THAT SEVERAL OF THEM NEEDED SURGERY. THAT’S ALL THE DOCTOR WOULD TELL US HERE. OTHERWISE, THEY WERE BRACED FOR IMPACT HERE WHENEVER THEY HEARD THEY WERE GETTING VICTIMS FWR A MASS SHOOTING AND THEY WERE RARED TO RECEIVE — PREPARED TO RECEIVE PEOPLE. AND THINGS WENT BACK TO BUSINESS AS YOU REMEMBER AND OTHERS MAY NOT EVEN NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL WHENEVER THEY COME TO THE HOSPITAL HERE. AND TO ME LEFT; YOU SEE THE SECURE GUARD SZ WITH THE VESTS — GUARDS WITH THE VESTS. THESE ARE JOHNS HOPKINS SECURITY WALKING IN THE BUILDING. THAT’S ALL WE’VE SEEN IN TERMS OF TIGHTENED SECURITY HERE OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN BUSINESS AS USUAL. SO HE SAID THAT WE’LL GET ANOTHER UPDATE AT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON. WE ARE HOPING THEN WE MIGHT FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOUR PATIENTS THAT ARE HERE AND WHETHER ONE OF THEM MAY BE THE SHOOTING SUSPECT. AGAIN, WE DO KNOW THAT THE SHOOTING SUSPECT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE HAVE NOT BEEN TOLD WHAT HOSPITAL THAT PERSON IS AT. THE DOCTOR SAID HERE THEY’RE ALL PATIENTS AND HE CAN’T TELL US THAT. >>WE’RE UP TO 18,000 TWEETS. THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WANTED TO REMIND PEOPLE EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE VERIFIED AND IT IS ACCURATE INFORMATION. WE’RE TRACKING SOCIAL MEDIA RIGHT NOW. THE LATEST TWEET IS FROM THE SHERIFF. AT THIS TIME, THE OFFICE WANTS ANYONE THAT MAY STILL BE IN THE BUILDING TO CALL THE 1 # 1 — 911 SO DEPUTIES CAN LOCATE YOU. GIVE THEM A CALL. AND WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE OTHER TWEETS. WE KNOW THERE WAS A LONE SUSPECT. THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION IN THE HOSPITAL AT THIS TIME. AND THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ALSO CONFIRMING MULTIPLE WOUNDED AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. AND THE FIRST REPORT CAME IN 9:06. SHOTS FIRED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. AUTHORITIES ON THE SCENE IN NOOIF MINUTES — FIVE MINUTES. ALL HANDS ON DECK. AND THERE IS A FAMILY CENTER SET UP IN HAVER DE GRACE. HERE’S THE ADDRESS. 3633 LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. AGAIN, THAT’S FOR FAMILIES TRYING TO FIND LOVED ONE SZ AND REUNITE. AND AGAIN, ANYTHING ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT YOU MAY BE SHARING OR SEEING, MAKE SURE IT’S VERIFIED. WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE CHECKING IN AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THEY ARE SAFE. AND WE’RE MONITORING THE NEW INFORMATION. CALL 911 IF YOU’RE IN THE BUILDING. >>AND ANYONE WHO MAY BE JUST TUNING IN, WE ARE CONTINUING COCOVER THIS SHOOTING IN — TO COVER THIS SHOOTING IN HARFORD COUNTY BECAUSE THERE ARE STILL SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, INCLUDING HOW MANY VICTIMS DIED AND HOW MANY ARE INJURED AND WHAT THE IDENTITIES MAY BE. AND WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE SCENE HAS BEEN SECURED AS YOU CAN SEE. MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT GOING THROUGH THE BUILDINGS AND SEARCHING. AND THE LONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. AND THAT AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NO THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY AND AS FAR AS THEY KNOW, AS FAR AS THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE KNOWS, THIS SCENE IS CONTAINED AND THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE IN THE BUILDING AND YOU HAPPEN TO BE WATCHING US, CALL 911 AND LET THEM KNOW YOU’RE THERE. THEY’RE SCOURING EVERY INCH OF THE FACILITY TO FIND OUT AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS ACCOUNTEDED FOR AND SAFE. >>RIGHT. AND WE WANT TO REITERATE — LET ME GO BACK. CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS ON A MODIFIED LOCK DOWN. AGAIN, THAT WAS JUST OUT OF PRECAUTION. LOCK DOWNS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN LIFTED. BUT THEY ARE STILL URGING PEOPLE TO AVOID THE AREA. BECAUSE SEVERAL OF THE ROADS ARE CLOSED AND THIS INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING. IT’S INTERESTING. WE WATCHED SO MANY PEOPLE VOOETED FROM THE BSH — EVACUATED FROM THE BUILDING AND PEOPLE MAY STILL BE HIDING AND CONCERNED WHAT ABOUT WHAT IS TAKING PLACE. IT IS AN ACTIVE SCENE AS FAR AS GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THE BUILDING. BUT THE GUNMAN OR WOMAN, IT WAS A LONE SUSPECT, A LON SHOOTER — LONE SHOOTER AND THAT PERSON IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. : >>Reporter: THAT TELLS YOU JUST HOW QUICKLY AUTHORITIES IN HARFORD COUNTY HAVE GOTTEN THIS REUNIFICATION CENTER SET UP. WHILE THEY ARE STILL ON THAT SCENE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT SAFELY, THEY ALREADY HAVE THIS ESTABLISHED. YOU CAN SEE HYPED US THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE ASKING FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS MASS SHOOTING TO MEET TO REJOIN WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. THIS IS ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. THIS H IS ABOUT NINE MILES FROM THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING. YOU CAN SEE LAW ENFORCEMENT HERE FAR DOWN THIS ROAD. YOU CAN SEE THE FLASHING LIGHTS. AT THIS POINT WE’VE SEEN VERY FEW CARS COMING HERE. PEOPLE ARE SLOWLY TRICKLING IN. THAT COULD BE BECAUSE AS WE JUST SAID THIS IS STILL VERY EARLY ON IN THIS INVESTIGATION, IN THIS SITUATION. I THINK RICK RITTER WAS THE ONE EARLIER WHO REPORTED ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE WORK AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. MIKE HELLGREN SAID PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING BUSSED OUT OF THAT AREA. WE DON’T KNOW AT THIS POINT IF THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS TO TELL THEM TO MEET THEM HERE AT THIS SPOT. A FEW CARS ARE TRICKLING IN. OF COURSE, WE’RE GOING TO BE HERE. WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO TALK TO SOME OF THESE FOLKS. WE DON’T KNOW IF PEOPLE HAVE EVEN BEEN ABLE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THEIR LOVED ONES YET BUT WE WILL BE HERE AND BRING YOU ANY INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE CAN. >>KIMBERLY, THANKS. >>WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK LIVE TO MIKE HELLGREN. WE’RE HEARING THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER MEDIA BRIEFING WITHIN THE NEXT — I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS. IN THE 2:00 HOUR. >>IT’S 1:00. WE’RE HEARING THERE’S A SECOND MEDIA BRIEFING. IT WAS A VIDEO SO I DON’T HAVE THE EXACT TIME FOR YOU. HOWEVER, SOMETHING I CAN TELL YOU, BECAUSE WE’RE JUST CONSTANTLY OBSERVING HERE, ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AGO WE HEARD LIKE A LOUD BANG COMING FROM THE VICINITY OF THE BUILDING. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE’S ANYTHING TO THAT. WE KNOW THAT THEY HAD ASKED PEOPLE IF THEY WERE STILL INSIDE TO CALL 911 TO LET THEM KNOW. THEY BROUGHT IN ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS. WHAT WE THINK IS THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO CLEAR THE BUILDING AND MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO CIVILIANS INSIDE. BUT WE DID HEAR A LOUD — JUST A SINGLE BANG. I DON’T KNOW IF THE SOUNDED SPLOAS I. I COULD CLEARLY HEAR IT OVER HERE. SO THAT’S JUST AN OBSERVATION FROM HERE AT THE SCENE. WE’VE BEEN GIVING YOU INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO BRING FAMILIES BACK TOGETHER. THIS SUN FORTUNATE SOMETHING THAT HARFORD COUNTY HAS — THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY SOMETHING THAT HARFORD COUNTY HAS HAD TO GO THROUGH. LET’S LISTEN TO MR. GLASSMAN. >>WE REACH OUT TO THOSE FAMILIES THAT ARE ARE SUFFERING THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES AND OFFER OUR SERVICES AS WE BEGIN TO GET THEM REUNIFIED, NOT ONLY WITH LOVED ONES LOST BUT WITH WORKERS THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED. I THANK ALL OF OUR COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAVE HELPED US THIS MORNING. >>Reporter: HE ALSO REFERENCED THE TRAINING THAT THEY HAVE, NOT ONLY FOR THESE OFFICERS, BUT ALSO FOR THE PARAMEDICS AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO CAN GET IN FASTER THAT WAY. SO WE ARE STILL SEEING POLICE LEAVING THE SCENE. THERE’S A COUPLE OF SHERIFFS VEHICLES THERE. BUT SOMETHING THAT THE SHERIFF WANTED TO MAKE CLEAR, AND ALSO THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WHO WE ENTERED LIVE HERE 30, 40 MINUTES AGO, WAS THAT THERE’S NO THREAT HERE AT THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. BUT THERE’S STILL ACTIVITY HERE AT THE SCENE. THEY HAVE A LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY WHO WAS INJURED WHO WAS SHOT, IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THEY’RE SAYING THAT POLICE DID NOT FIRE THAT SHOT. THAT PERSON IS AT THE HOSPITAL. WE EXPECT TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT AND ALSO PERHAPS ABOUT THE EXACT NUMBER OF VICTIMS IN THIS CASE COMING UP AT THAT SECOND MEDIA BRIEFING. THE OFFICIAL WORD IS THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND MULTIPLE WOUNDED HERE AT THE SCENE. BACK TO YOU THE ON TV HILL. >>OH, MIKE, THANKS SO MUCH. WE’RE GOING TO BRING KIMBERLY EATON BACK IN. KIMBERLY, YOU COVERED THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING EXTENSIVELY. THEY JUST TWEETED OUT WITH TODAY’S WORKPLACE SHOOTING, IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN, YET WE WILL CONTINUE TO ASK HOW DO WE PREVENT THE NEXT MASS SHOOTING. WHILE THESE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER, WE HAVE BEEN ON THE SCENE TIME AND TIME AGAIN COVERING THIS STORY. YOU ESPECIALLY. AND IT’S JUST HEARTBREAKING. >>Reporter: EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE IS HEARTBREAKING. ON THE WAY OUT HERE I WAS ABLE TO TRYING TO COUNT HOW MANY OF THESE SO-CALLED MASS SHOOTINGS I’VE COVERED IN THE LAST FIVE, SEVEN, EIGHT YEARS OF REPORTING. I CAN’T AT THIS POINT. THERE WAS THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING, THE WORKPLACE SHOOTING IN EDGEWOOD. IN FACT, EARLY ON WHEN THIS SITUATION WAS STARTINGTOWN FOLD THIS MORNING I SAW ON TWITTER A YOUNG WOMAN WHO LISTED IN HER BIO THAT SHE’S A CAPITAL GAZETTE REPORTER, TWEETING THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE TELL YOU AFTER YOU HAVE SURVIVED A MASS SHOOTING IS THAT IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO SEE THE NEXT ONE UNFOLD. SHE SAID WHAT THEY DON’T PREPARE YOU FOR IS TO SEE THE ONE AFTER THAT AND THE ONE AFTER THAT AND THE ONE AFTER THAT. THE FACT, THAT SHOOTING AT THE CAPITAL GAZETTE WAS MONTHS AGO. THESE ARE HAPPEN SOG FREQUENTLY NOW. WE HAVE SEEN AUTHORITIES WORK VERY QUICKLY TO GET PEOPLE HELP AND TO GET PEOPLE REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES. THAT’S WHAT’S GOING ON HERE AT LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. I’M GOING TO STEP OUT SO YOU CAN SEE DOWN THERE. THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE ASKING FAMILY MEMBERS TO MEET ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSIDE. THEY ALSO HAVE A HOTLINE SET UP. THEY WORKED VERY QUICKLY TO GET THIS ESTABLISHED. THIS IS THE KIND OF AID I’M REFERRING TO. RIGHT AWAY THE COUNTIES ARE ABLE TO MOBILIZE HELP FOR THE VICTIMS, FOR THE SURVIVORS, FOR THEIR FAMILIES. THAT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. YOU EVEN HEARD THE SHERIFF SAY THEY ARE PREPARED FOR THESE SITUATIONS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE. THEY JUST DEALT WITH ONE OF THESE SHOOTINGS. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A LOVED ONE, A FAMILY MEMBER, A FRIEND, SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSIDE OR HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO THIS, THIS IS WHERE THEY ARE ASKING TO YOU COME. THIS IS ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. IT IS THE VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE. THEY ALSO HAVE A HOTLINE SET UP BOTH FOR INFORMATION AND FOR INFORMATION SPECIFICALLY ON FAMILY REUNIFICATION. WE HAVE THAT LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WJZ.COM. NOW, WE’VE SEEN CARS JUST STARTING TO TRICKLE IN. YOU SAW THE RED CROSS JUST COME THROUGH. THIS IS STILL VERY EARLY ON IN THE INVESTIGATION. I WAS MENTIONING EARLIER, RICK RITTER HAD SAID THERE ARE POSSIBLY 1,000 EMPLOYEES WHO WORK AT THIS FACILITY. WE DON’T KNOW AT THIS POINT HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET INTO CONTACT WITH THEIR FAMILY. MIKE HELLGREN SAID SOME OF THOSE FOLKS ARE STILL BEING BUSSED AWAY FROM THE SCENE. THIS IS VERY EARLY ON. AS THIS UNFOLDS, AS WE WATCH FOLKS COME INTO THIS REUNIFICATION CENTER WE WILL OF COURSE KEEP YOU UPDATED. >>YOU LISTENED TO THE NEWS CONFERENCE AND HEARD THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY HAD JUST DONE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL TO PREPARE FOR JUST SUCH AN EVENT. THOSE KINDS OF DRILLS NEED TO IN THIS DAY AND AGE, BE DONE IN ALMOST EVERY BUSINESS. KIMBERLY, GOING BACK TO YOU NOW, HE TALKED ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE AT THE CAPITAL GAZETTE TALKED ABOUT THE DAY THAT YOU WERE OUT THERE REPORTING. THE RUN, HIDE, AND FIGHT. THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE SPREAD TO EVERY WORKPLACE NOW. DO YOU AGREE? >>Reporter: THROUGH EVERY WORKPLACE, AND UNFORTUNATELY EVEN BEYOND THAT, BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THESE SITUATIONS UNFOLD IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY KIND OF FACILITY YOU CAN IMAGINE. THE THING WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT, WE KEEP LISTING ALL THESE RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS THAT WE’VE COVERED IN MARYLAND, NEAR MARYLAND, THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE TALK ABOUT HOW MANY THERE HAVE BEEN, BUT FOR THESE THOUSAND PEOPLE WAR INSIDE THIS FACILITY AND WHAT SURVIVED THIS, THIS IS A DAY THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE THEIR LIFE. THIS IS THE HORRIFIC EVENT THAT NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO PREPARE FOR. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, WE DO. YOU SAID THE RUN, HIDE, OR FIGHT, WE HEARD LAW ENFORCEMENT PREPARE BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THESE IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER AND TWICE RECENTLY IN HARFORD COUNTY. >>POIGNANT THAT THIS IS THE SECOND TAME IN LESS THAN A YEAR. I FEEL COMPELLED TO SAY THIS IS NO REFLECTION ON HARFORD COUNTY WHICH IS IN MANY CASES A RURAL, PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT. IT JUST TAKES ONE PERSON IN THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND WITH A GUN IN ANY COMMUNITY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. >>ANNAPOLIS, GRIT FALLS. >>IT’S AWFUL. THANK YOU, KIMBERLY, VERY MUCH. SHE WILL REMAIN, OF COURSE, ON THAT SCENE. WE’RE GOING TO GO NOW TO DEVON WHO IS AT HOPKINS BAYVIEW WHERE WE HEARD FROM DOCTORS WITH WHAT LITTLE THEY WOULD TELL US. >>Reporter: WE DON’T REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE FOUR PATIENTS. WE KNOW THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE BY AMBULANCE. ALL FOUR HAVE GUNSHOT WOUNDS. A FEW OF THEM REQUIRED SURGERY. BUT THAT’S REALLY ALL THAT DR. FANG WOULD TELL US RIGHT NOW. THEY’RE TRYING TO WORK TO GET AHOLD OF THE FAMILIES OF THESE FOUR PEOPLE AND TELL THESE FAMILIES WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEIR LOVED ONES AND WHAT THEIR STATUS, WHAT THEIR CONDITION IS. THAT HAPPENS BEFORE WE FIND OUT ANYTHING ABOUT THOSE PATIENTS OR THEIR CONDITIONS. WE DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT CONDITIONS ANY OF THESE PATIENTS ARE IN. KIM JUST TALKED BRIEFLY ABOUT HOW PREPARED HARFORD COUNTY WAS FOR THIS EVENT AND HOW PREPARED A LOT OF COUNTIES ARE FOR EVENTS LIKE THIS. THAT WAS THE CASE HERE AT JOHNS HOP KIN BAY VIEW. DR. FANG TOLD US WHEN THEY HEARD THERE WAS A MASS SHOOTING THEY WERE PREPARED. THEY WERE AT THE READY TO TRIAGE PATIENTS AND GET THEM IN LONG BEFORE THEY KNEW HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY WOULD BE GETTING. THEY ENDED UP GETTING FOUR PEOPLE HERE. THEY SAY ONCE THEY GOT THOSE FOUR PATIENTS THEY GOT THEM WHERE THEY NEEDED TO STARTED TO TREAT THEM, AND IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL. SO IT’S REALLY THAT AT THE READY KIND OF MENTALITY THAT SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS SO MANY OFFICIALS HAD TODAY THAT HAVE REALLY GUIDED THIS WHOLE PROCESS ALONG AS HORRIFIC AS THIS ALL IS. SO AGAIN WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW AT THE HOSPITAL, FOUR PATIENTS. WE DON’T KNOW HOW OLD THEY ARE, MALE OR FEMALE. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT CONDITIONS THEY ARE IN BUT WE DO KNOW ALL FOUR OF THEM HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS. WE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO WHAT DR. FANG HAD TO SAY EARLIER. >>ABOUT ALL I CAN TILL RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOUR PERSONS FROM THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING. THEY ALL CAME TO US AS A LEVEL 2 TRAUMA CENTER SERVING THIS PART OF MARYLAND. THEY ARE ALL UNDER OUR CARE. WE ARE AWAITING FOR CONFIRMATION THAT THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE HERE AND HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR CONDITION BEFORE WE CAN GIVE YOU ANY SPECIFICS ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS. REALLY ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLIER TODAY. >>Reporter: DOCTOR, CAN YOU SAY IF ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE IS THE SHOOTER? >>TO US, THEY’RE ALL PATIENTS. WE THRERNT THERE. SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS SECOND AND THIRD HAND SO I REALLY CAN’T COMMENT ON WHETHER ONE OR NOT IS THE SHOOTER. >>Reporter: NOW, AGAIN, YOU JUST HEARD DR. FANG SAY HE COULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER OR NOT ONE OF THOSE FOUR PEOPLE WAS THE SHOOTER. THAT’S, OF COURSE, BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY EARLY INVESTIGATION. THESE PEOPLE HAVE ONLY BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL FOR ABOUT THREE HOURS NOW. THERE’S STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE, A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED AND FAMILIES TO BE CONTACTED. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET ANOTHER UPDATE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW AT 2:30. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WHEN THAT HAPPENS. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. WE WANT TO TELL YOU VERY QUICKLY THAT THE MODIFIED LOCKDOWN AT CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS NOW BEEN LIFTED. SO IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WOULD HAS CHILDREN AT THAT SCHOOL, THE LOCKDOWN IS NOW LIFTED. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEM AND WANT TO GO PICK THEM UP, I THINK YOU ARE FREE TO DO SO, ALTHOUGH ONCE AGAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS URGING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY FROM THE VICINITY OF THIS CRIME SCENE BECAUSE THERE’S SUCH AN ENORMOUS RESPONSE THERE. THERE IS BOUND TO BE A BACKUP. REALLY, IT WILL MAKE THEIR JOB SO MUCH EASIER IF THE ROADS ARE AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE. AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO GO TO MIKE HELLGREN, I BELIEVE. RICK RITTER, EXCUSE ME. RICK RITTER, ONE OF OUR REPORTERS ON THE SCENE. RICK. >>Reporter: DENISE, WE JUST SPOKE TO AUTHORITIES A SHORT TAME AGO. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE EFFORTING ANOTHER PRESS CONFERENCE. WHAT TIME THAT WILL BE, WE DON’T KNOW. I WAS TOLD THEY’RE GETTING IN LAST-MINUTE INFORMATION IN THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO IRON OUT BEFORE THEY ANNOUNCE THE NEXT TIME FOR THE MEDIA BRIEFING. WE ARE WAITING FOR INFORMATION AND ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO GET IT HERE. THINK BACK TO THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING AND A LOT OF THESE MASS SHOOTINGS. IT TAKES HOURS OF INVESTIGATING FOR THEM TO DIG AROUND AND GET THE DETAILS THAT WE’RE ALL LOOKING FOR. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT, PEOPLE REACHING OUT SAYING I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN, TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF INVESTIGATION TO DO. THE ATF, THE FBI, NOW THAT THEY KNOW THE IDENTITY. THEY ARE CERTAINLY DIGGING INTO CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHY THIS SITUATION UNFOLDED. IF YOU ARE JOINING US NOW THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE RITE AID SAID MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES WORK. WE KNOW MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED INSIDE THERE. WE KNOW AT LEAST FOUR PATIENTS WERE TAKEN BY GROUND TO THE JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW MEDICAL CENTER. A TRAGIC SITUATION TO SAY THE LEAST, ONE THIS COUNTY IS ALL THAT FAMILIAR WITH. THE THIRD MASS SHOOTING IN THREE YEARS. OF COURSE, THE OTHER ONE BEFORE THIS TAKING PLACE ABOUT 11 MONTHS AGO AT ADVANCED GRANITE SOLUTIONS. THAT BUSINESS ONLY HAD 20 OR 30 EMPLOYEES. MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED. THIS BUSINESS, WE’RE TOLD, HAS ABOUT 1,000 EMPLOYEES. WE KNOW MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE INJURED. THE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY, THE LONE SUSPECT. AUTHORITIES SAY WAS A HANDGUN THAT THE PERSON USED TO GO ON THIS SHOOTING, THIS SHOOTING RAMPAGE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO CALL IT. HOPEFULLY WE’RE GOING TO GET AN UPDATE IN THE NEXT HOUR. I’M TOLD THEY’RE PIECING TOGETHER SOME LAST-MINUTE INFORMATION. FOR NOW WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, RICK, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN WHO HAS BEEN LIVE SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS. MIKE, WE ARE LOOKING LIVE AT A SHOT FROM CHOPPER 13 OF ANOTHER BUS. WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING EVACUATED FROM THAT AREA, OR FROM THE BUILDING, WHICH IS A GIGANTIC FACILITY. >>Reporter: FOUR HOURS LATER, STILL BEING EVACUATED. THEY BROUGHT IN FOUR BUSES EARLIER. THEY HAD MEDEVAC LAND. MEDEVAC FLEW AWAY, PRESUMABLY WITH A VICTIM ON BOARD. 15 MINUTES AGO THERE WAS ANOTHER HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOL BUS THAT THEY BROUGHT IN, AN EMPTY SCHOOL BUS SO WE’RE THINKING THAT THEY ARE EVACUATING MORE PEOPLE FROM THIS DISTRIBUTION CENTER TRYING TO MAKE SURE IT’S ALL CLEAR, TRYING TO GET ALL THE CIVILIANS OUT. THE LAST THREE SCHOOL BUSES WERE FOLLOWED BY A LARGE CONTINGENT OF POLICE OFFICERS. THE LONE SUSPECT THEY HAVE IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ANOTHER PART IS SECURING THE ACTUAL SCENE HERE. AND AS THE SHERIFF SAID, AND IT BEARS REPEATING AGAIN, THERE’S NO THREAT HERE AT THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THAT BUILDING CLEAR. THEY’RE ASKING THAT ANYONE INSIDE GIVE THEM A CALL VIA 911 TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE THEY ARE SO THEY CAN MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE OUT. BUT WE STILL HAVE LARGE POLICE PRESENCE HERE INCLUDING FEDERAL AGENTS, AND WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION HERE AT THE SCENE. >>AGAIN, EVERY TIME OUR CHOPPER FLIES OVER THE FACILITY, WE SEE MORE PEOPLE LEAVING THE BUILDING. I’M SURE THEY HAVE TO GET THOSE PEOPLE OUT, ENTER OF YOU THEM, IDENTIFY THEM, AND THEN GET THEM OUT. >>GO AHEAD. >>Reporter: I WAS JUST SAYING, IT SPEAKS TO WHAT A LARGE FACILITY THIS. RITE AID IS A BUILDING ADJACENT TO A SUPPORT BUILDING, BUT JUST HOW BIG A PROJECT THAT FOUR HOURS LATER THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THE BUILDING. >>IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING US, MIKE, YOU SAID YOU HEARD A BANG EARLIER, BUT WE STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT WAS. >>Reporter: SOME PEOPLE HAD SAID THEY THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FROM ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND. I WAS JUST REPORTING AN OBSERVATION. BUT I DON’T KNOW. I MEAN, I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO SAY THAT THERE’S NO THREAT HERE AT THE SCENE AND THEY HAVE THE LONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. >>YOU FORGET ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND IS SO CLOSE BY. >>Reporter: AS WE GO TO ANOTHER REPORTER, I WANTED TO SAY, IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT HEARD IT, THERE IS A HOTLINE. 410-838-5800. THAT IS THE HOTLINE THAT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS SET UP TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE BUILDING WHEN THIS HAPPENED. 410-838-5800. OBVIOUSLY THAT IS GOING TO BE A BUSY LINE. CALL IF YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE, A FRIEND, A FAMILY MEMBER WHO YOU SUSPECT MAY HAVE BEEN AT THE SCENE. >>WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO KIMBERLY EATON WHO IS LIVE. KIMBERLY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? >>Reporter: YES, I HAVE YOU. MIKE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW FOUR HOURS AFTER THE FIRST SHOTS WERE FIRED, JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING, THEY WERE STILL BUSING PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED THE SHOOTING, THEY’RE STILL BUSING PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE SCENE. THAT TELLS YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE MAY HAVE BUT IN THIS FACILITY. RICK RITTER REPORTING A THOUSAND PEOPLE POSSIBLY INSIDE THAT RITE AID WARE HOUSE. IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES WE SAW ONE OF THOSE BUSES JUST LEAVE LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. THIS IS WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO MEET THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEIR LOVED ONES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSIDE OR AT THE SCENE OF THIS SHOOTING. THIS IS ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. DOWN THE WAY FROM SUES A VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE. THIS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AS THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE NUMBER WAS JUST READ. YOU CAN ALSO CALL THAT FOR INFORMATION. RICK AND MAKE BOTH TOUCHED ON THIS, HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR THIS INVESTIGATION TO UNFOLD, HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET INFORMATION, BECAUSE AUTHORITIES HAVE TO BE THOROUGH, THEY HAVE TO BE DETAILED, AND THIS IS ALL JUST BEGINNING. AS THAT HAPPENS, FOLKS ARE BEING CLEARED. THAT MEANS THEY MAY NOT HAVE THINGS WITH THEM, LIKE THEIR CELL PHONE, BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE BEEN RUSHED OUT OF THAT BUILDING. OFTEN IN THESE SITUATIONS THE WHOLE AREA IS LOCKED DOWN SO THEY CAN’T GET TO THEIR CAR. THAT’S THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTY AUTHORITIES SETTING UP SO QUICKLY AREAS LIKE THIS SO THAT THEY CAN RECONNECT WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE THEY’RE ASKING THAT YOU CONNECT WITH THEM AT THE FAMILY REUNI INDICATION CENTER HEAR ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD OR TRY THAT HOTLINE FOR MORE INFORMATION. IN THE MEANTIME WE’RE STANDING BY. I SAID WE JUST SAW ONE OF THOSE BUSES THAT THEY ARE USING TO TRANSPORT PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE SCENE LEAVE HERE. MIKE IS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE — HOW LONG IT IS TAKING TO GET PEOPLE CLEARED. SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS NINE MILES AWAY FROM WHERE THAT SHOOTING HAPPENED. JUST THE TRAVEL TIME HERE IS LENGTHY. SO BE PATIENT. THIS IS A SLOW PROCESS. BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OR A LOVED ONE, THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER IS ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD, OR YOU CAN CALL THE HOTLINE. >>THAT FAMILY REUNI INDICATION CENTER IS IN — FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER IS IN HAVRE DE GRACE. THANK YOU, KIMBERLY. WE’RE GOING TO GO NOW BACK TO DEVON AT HOPKINS BAY VIEW WHERE AN HOUR OR TWO HOURS AGO WE HEARD FROM A DOCTOR ABOUT THE FOUR PATIENTS WHAT ARE BEING TREATED IN THE TRAUMA CENTER WHICH OF COURSE SHOWS HOW SIGNIFICANT THEIR INJURIES WERE. DEVON. >>DEVON ALSO SAID THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF SECURITY AROUND, THAT PEOPLE WERE THERE IN BULLETPROOF VESTS. IT’S UNCLEAR WHY. IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT THE NEED FOR THE INCREASED SECURITY, AND CLEAR WHERE THAT SUSPECT WHO IS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION, WAS TAKEN. BUT WE’RE TRYING TO GET DEVON HERE. THERE WE GO. DID HE VORNTION CAN YOU HEAR US? >>Reporter: I CAN HAIR, YES. >>WHAT’S THE LATEST THERE AT HOPKINS? >>Reporter: THE LATEST HERE, DR. RAYMOND FANG TOLD US A LITTLE EARLIER IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL AND WE HAVE NOT REALLY SEEN TOO MUCH OUT OF THE ORDINARY BUT THERE IS A BIT OF INCREASED SECURITY. RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL THERE ARE SECURITY VEHICLES THAT ARE BLOCKING OFF THE ROAD. WE’VE ALSO SEEN MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY TEAM, WEARING BULLETPROOF VESTS, A SPECIAL RESPONSE UNIT, AND THEY’VE BEEN WALK UP AND ALONG THIS AREA HERE. NOW, DR. FANG TOLD US HE CANNOT CONFIRM WHETHER OR NOT THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER IN THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT HERE. HE SAID THEY’RE ALL PATIENT TO HIM. I WANT TO GIVE YOU — LET YOU HEAR WHAT HE SAID EARLIER. >>ABOUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IS WE RECEIVED FOUR PERSONS FROM THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING. THEY ALL CAME TO US AS A LEVEL 2 TRAUMA CENTER SERVING THIS PART OF MARYLAND. THEY’RE ALL UNDER OUR CARE. WE’RE AWAITING FOR CONFIRMATION THAT THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE HERE AND BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR CONDITION BEFORE WE CAN GIVE YOU ANY SPECIFICS ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS. SO REALLY ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLIER TODAY. >>Reporter: DOCTOR, CAN YOU SAY IF ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE IS THE SHOOTER? >>TO US, THEY’RE ALL PATIENTS. WE WEREN’T THERE. SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS SAID, THIRD HAND, SO I REALLY CAN’T COMMENT ON WHETHER ONE OR NOT IS THE SHOOTER. >>Reporter: NOW, AGAIN, WE’RE NOT QUITE SURE WHERE THAT SHOOTER COULD BE. IF NOT HERE, THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF INCREASED SECURITY. WE JUST SAW ONE OF THOSE SECURITY GUARDS IN THE SPECIAL RESPONSE UNIT VESTS WALKING DOWN THE HILL BUT WE DID HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER DRIVE IN MOMENTS AGO. HE SAID THAT NO OTHER STREETS ARE BLOCKED OFF SO IT’S JUST HERE THAT THEY’RE FOCUSING THEIR ATTENTION. SO WE ARE WAITING FOR AN UPDATE. WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HEAR MORE AT 2:30. PERHAPS BY THEN THE POLICE WILL HAVE REACHED SOME OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS, AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT WHAT PATIENTS ARE BEING TREATED HERE, HOW OLD THEY ARE, WHETHER THEY’RE MALE OR FEMALE, THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES, WHETHER THERE WAS ONE GUNSHOT WOUND OR MULTIPLE, HOW MANY PEOPLE NEEDED SURGERY. RIGHT NOW THERE ARE A LOT OF UNKNOWNS. AND DOCTORS IN HERE ARE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS, TRYING TO TREAT THESE PATIENTS AND GET THEM BACK TO HEALTH HERE. THEY HAVE ONLY BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL NOW FOR ABOUT THREE AND A HALF HOURS. SO THERE’S STILL A LOT OF QUESTIONS UNANSWERED. WE’RE HOPING TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE THIS AFTERNOON. I WILL SENT BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU, DID HE VOFNLT AND WE NEED TO REITERATE THAT WITH MULTIPLE VICTIMS THIS IS HOPKINS BAY VIEW, AND THEY ARE CONFIRMING FOUR VICTIMS, BUT OBVIOUSLY A NUMBER OF OTHER HOSPITALS ARE ALSO TREATING VICTIMS AT THIS TIME. WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ANY OF THOSE HOSPITALS, NOR DO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE TAKEN EXACTLY WHERE. BUT THIS IS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN TALKING TO US SO FAR. >>THEY CERTAINLY DO THAT TO SPREAD IT AROUND SO THAT THERE ARE ENOUGH RESOURCES AT THOSE HOSPITALS, AT THOSE TRAUMA CENTERS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS TAKEN CARE OF. WE KNOW THAT SOME OF THE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN UP IN DELAWARE AS WELL. WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK NOW TO RICK RITTER. WE KEEP TAKING THIS CHOPPER SHOT SHOWING THAT EMPLOYEES ARE STILL BEING EVACUATED HOURS AFTER THIS OCCURRED. THIS IS QUITE A LARGE FACILITY. >>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY, RITE AID SAYING MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES INSIDE OF THAT FACILITY SOW. CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IT WOULD BE TAKING SO LONG FOR EMPLOYEES TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THERE AND PUT ON BUSES. AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS BY GROUND. THAT IS JUST THERE. THAT IS ONLY ONE HOSPITAL. WE KNOW MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED WITH FOUR ALONE TO JOHNS HOPKINS, THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA THAT SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE OBVIOUSLY VICTIMS OF THIS HEINOUS CRIME HERE, BUT AUTHORITIES WERE HOPING TO HAVE ANOTHER MEDIA UPDATE MAYBE WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR. SO THEY TELL ME THEY ARE TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER SOME LAST- MINUTE INFORMATION. HOPEFULLY GOING TO BE DOING ANOTHER BRIEFING WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO SO WE CAN GET SOME MORE INFORMATION AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AS THE DETAILS CONTINUETOWN FOLD. PLENTY OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENED. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT AND THE SUSPECT’S BACKGROUND. YOU BETTER BELIEVE, THE ATF, THE FBI ARE DIGGING INTO THAT SUSPECT’S BACKGROUND, SPEAKING WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 9:00. THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF AND EXECUTIVE HAVE BEEN TALKING ALL DAY LONG ABOUT THE RESPONSE, HOW GREAT THE RESPONSE WAS. UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH MASS SHOOTINGS HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY. THE THIRD MASS SHOOTING UNTHREE YEARS. OF COURSE, THE OTHER ONE TAKING PLACE 11 MONTHS AGO, JUST ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT MILES FROM WHERE THIS SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. ANOTHER TRAGEDY THAT THIS COMMUNITY IS BECOMING ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH. A HEARTBREAKING DAY HERE. AUTHORITIES RIGHT NOW TRYING TO PIECE THIS TOGETHER AND HOPEFULLY WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER MEDIA UPDATE WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR. >>THANK YOU, RICK. I’M JOINED THOU BY MARY BUBALA. WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE INJURED AND THE DEAD LIVE. THEY WORKED AT THIS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN HARFORD COUNTY, BUT THEY COULD COME FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. IT’S AN ENORMOUS FACILITY. OUR REPORTER KIMBERLY EATON IS THERE IN ANOTHER AREA SURROUNDING. WHERE EXACTLY ARE YOU, KIMBERLY, IN RELATION TO THE SCENE? >>Reporter: WE ARE ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. NINE MILES AWAY. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT HOW THE MEDIA STAGING AREA WAS OUT OF THIS AREA. YOU HAVE HEARD MIKE SAY IT, YOU HAVE HEARD RICK SAY IT. IT IS A SLOW PROCESS GETTING FOLKS BUSSED AWAY FROM THE SCENE AND BROUGHT HERE TO THE FAMILY REUNI INDICATION — REUNIFICATION CENTER. THEY ARE ASKING FOLKS TO NOT CALL THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY FOR INFORMATION. THEY HAVE SPECIFICALLY SET UP A HOTLINE THROUGH HARFORD COUNTY. YOU CAN FIND THAT ON OUR WEBSITE, WJZ.COM, OR COME HERE TO LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD IN HAVRE DE GRACE AND MEET UP WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. RICK WAS SAYING THIS IS A SLOW PROCESS. BUT IF YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSIDE, WHO MAY HAVE BEEN NEAR THE SCENE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING THIS IS THE PLACE TO COME. THAT IS THE HOTLINE TO CALL. WE HAVE SEEN ONE OF THOSE BUSES LEAVE HERE RECENTLY. WE HAVE SEEN MORE AND MORE CARS START TO PASS THROUGH THE POLICE BARRICADES, SOUGHT LOOKS LIKE FOLKS ARE LISTENING TO. THAT THEY ARE COMING HERE. AS THIS CONTINUES TO DEVELOP WE WILL BRING YOU ANY NEW INFORMATION. >>THANK YOU KIMBERLY. OUR COVERAGE WILL CONTINUE. >>STAY WITH US. >>>THANK YOU FOR BEARING WITH US AS WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE BREAKING NEWS. IT HAS NOW BEEN MORE THAN FOUR HOURS SINCE REPORTS FIRST CAME OF SHOTS FIRED AT THIS WORKPLACE IN ABERDEEN, HARFORD COUNTY. >>THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S A RIGHT AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER, AN ENORMOUS FACILITY. IT WAS AN ADJACENT SUPPORT BUILDING OF A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. ALL WE HAVE BEEN TOLD SO FAR IS THAT SADLY THERE ARE MULTIPLE FATALITIES AS WELL AS MULTIPLE INJURIES. HOWEVER, THE SITUATION HAS BEEN CONTAINED. THE LONE SUSPECT THAT’S BELIEVED — THE LONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. SO THEREFORE THERE IS NO DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. THE SHERIFF HAS REASSURED EVERYONE OF THAT. AT THIS POINT IT IS TREATING THE INJURED AND NOTIFYING THE FAMILY. >>CORRECT. AND THEN REUNIFYING SOME OF THE FAMILIES, THE WORKERS WHO WILL BE TAKEN TO THAT. >>CLOSE TO 1,000. >>JUST ABOUT 45 MINUTES AGO WE’RE GETTING CONFIRMED INFORMATION, OF COURSE, THROUGH HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFFS, AND THEY ARE TWEETING OUT INFORMATION ABOUT 45 MINUTES AGO THEY SAID ANYBODY WHO IS STILL INSIDE THE BUILDING TO CALL 911 SO DEPUTIES CAN LOCATE YOU. WE KNOW JUST FROM COVERING WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS, AND GOING THROUGH SOME TRAINING, THAT THEY GO ROOM BY ROOM. THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THE DIFFERENT OFFICES, EVEN THOUGH IT’S PROBABLY A WAREHOUSE AND IT’S QUITE OPEN INSIDE, THEY STILL TO HAVE COMB THROUGH EVERY INCH OF THAT PLACE. THEY WERE HOPING THAT THEY COULD FIND EVERYONE. AND IF NOT, THAT ANYONE LEFT INSIDE SHOULD CALL 911. >>IF YOU STAY WITH US YOU WILL SEE OUR CHOPPER CONTINUES TO CAPTURE THE SCENE AS PEOPLE SLOWLY LEAVE THE BUILDINGS, ARE IDENTIFIED, INTERVIEWED. MIKE HELLGREN WAS PROBABLY THE FIRST REPORTER ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING RIGHT AFTER THIS OCCURRED, SHORTLY AFTER 9:00. HE HAS BEEN THERE EVER SINCE. WE KEEP TRYING TO GRASP AT WHAT INFORMATION WE CAN GET, MIKE. >>Reporter: WELL, I TELL YOU, JUST ABOUT LESS THAN A MINUTE AGO, WE SAW ABOUT SIX DIFFERENT POLICE VEHICLES LEAVE THE SCENE, INCLUDING A MILITARIZED VEHICLE. THIS IS THE SAME GROUP THAT CAME RUSHING IN JUST BEFORE 10:00 WHEN WE HAD SET UP HERE JUST OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THIS BUSINESS PARK. SO WE ARE SEEING STILL SOME ACTIVITY HERE. THEY ARE ABOUT, WE ARE TOLD, TO OPEN UP THE ROADS AROUND HERE. THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSED SINCE THIS STARTED, THE SHERIFF SAYING THEY RESPONDED TO THIS SCENE WITHIN JUST FIVE MINUTES. SO WE ARE TOLD THINGS ARE IN SMALL WAYS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL WITH THEM OPENING THESE ROADS AGAIN. AGAIN, MORE POLICE VEHICLES LEAVING THE SCENE, TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY’VE GOT THIS AREA CLEARED. AS FAR AS THE SUSPECT, THEY HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THEY NEED TO ANSWER. THEY DID NOT TAKE QUESTIONS AT THE LAST PRESS BRIEFING BUT WE’RE HOPING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE LONE SHOOTER IN THIS CASE. MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEAPON USED, SOMETHING, DENISE, THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT UP, THAT THERE WAS A SINGLE HANDGUN USED. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MULTIPLE VICTIMS AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. SO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEAPON THAT WAS USED, WHERE IT CAME FROM, ABOUT THIS PERSON, AND A POSSIBLE MOTIVE, WHETHER THERE WERE ANY WARNING SIGNS, WHETHER THERE WERE ANY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T KNOW THAT WE HOPE TO LEARN. ALL WE KNOW, MULTIPLE VICTIMS, MULTIPLE FATALITIES, FOUR PEOPLE TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS, OTHERS TRAPS PORT TO OTHER LOCAL HOSPITALS. WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE SHOOTER WAS TAKEN. THE SHOOTER WAS UNCRITICAL CONDITION AT THAT LAST UPDATE. WE HAVE HEARD AN OUTPOURING OF COMMENTS FROM LAWMAKERS, THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE SITUATION. THE GOVERNOR HAS PROMISED $FULL SUPPORT. WE HAVE FEDERAL AGENTS ON THE GROUND, ALL ASSISTING. THE ATF, A CRITICAL ROLE WITH TRYING TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT WEAPON AND JUST FIND OUT WHY THIS HAPPENED, WHY THEY ARE SEEING THIS AGAIN. AND ANOTHER ASPECT, THE CRITICAL ROLE IN THE TRAINING THAT NOT ONLY THE OFFICERS HERE ON THE SCENE RECEIVED BUT ALSO THE PARAMEDICS SO THAT THEY COULD COME IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO WERE INJURED. WE SAW THE MEDEVAC LAND HERE BEFORE NOON TODAY AND THEN TAKE OFF AGAIN, PRESUMABLY WITH MORE VICTIMS HERE. BUT I WANT TO REITERATE, FROM WHAT THE SHERIFF HAS SAID, THERE IS NO FURTHER DANGER HERE ON THE GROUND. WE DID SEE VEHICLES LEAVING. WE DO KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO REOPEN THE ROADS AROUND THIS FACILITY. THEY ARE HOPING TO IN THE NEXT LITTLE BIT. THEY DIDN’T GIVE US AN EXACT TIMELINE. WE HAD TO MOVE OUR VEHICLE OUT OF THE ROADWAY. STILL, A LOT OF QUESTIONS, AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET ANSWERS TO THEM, AND WHY THIS WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN HERE, SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE HAD TO GO THROUGH IN THIS COUNTY BEFORE. >>MIKE, WE HAVE BEEN SEEING A SCHOOL BUS AS WE’VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THEM THIS MORNING. WE CAN ONLY ASSUME THEY ARE TAKING MORE WORKERS TO THE REUNIFICATION CENTER, WHICH MEANS THAT THEIR JOB STILL REMAINS. I HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN THERE AS THERE WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVING ENMASS. ARE THEY BEGINNING TO LEAVE? DOES IT APPEAR AS THOUGH THE SITUATION IS STARTING TO DISSIPATE? >>Reporter: IT DOES, IT DOES. FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU, IT WAS DEFINITELY MORE TENSE FROM. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXACT TIMELINE WHERE THEY FOUND THIS LONE SUSPECT, WHERE IN THE BUILDING THIS HAPPENED. WAS IT INSIDE, OUTSIDE? AS SOME OF THOSE PIECES COME TOGETHER AND MORE OF THAT INFORMATION BECOMES PUBLIC, IT WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED HERE. BUT DEFINITELY LESS TENSE BUT STILL LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE HERE ON THE SCENE. WE EXPECT THERE WILL BE FOR SOME TIME TO COME, BECAUSE WE’RE STILL VERY EARLY IN THIS, AS IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. >>ALL RIGHT, MIKE, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU. THE MOST CRITICAL ASPECT OF THE INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO GO OUT NOW AS THERE IS NO THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW. THE LONE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY, IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO DEVON AT HOP COUNTRIES BAYVIEW WITH MORE ON WHAT’S DEVELOPING THERE. DEVON. >>Reporter: MARY, WE STILL DON’T KNOW IF THAT SHOOTING SUSPECT IS HERE AT BAY VIEW. THE DOCTOR WHO SPOKE WITH US AT 12:30 SAYS HE CANNOT CONFIRM THAT, AND POLICE HAVE NOT YET SAID WHERE THAT PERSON HAS BEEN TAKEN. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT INCREASED SECURITY AROUND THE BAYVIEW CAMPUS. THERE ARE TWO VEHICLES HERE THAT ARE BLOCKING THE ROAD. THIS IS ALONG MASON LORD DRIVE, THE BACK SIDE OF THE CAMPUS HERE. YOU CAN SEE THOSE TWO VEHICLES THAT ARE BLOCKING OFF THE ENTRANCE, AND THERE’S ALSO AT LEAST TWO SECURITY GUARDS IN BULLETPROOF VESTS THAT SAY SPECIAL RESPONSE UNIT ON THEM, FOR JOHNS HOPKINS SECURITY. THEY’VE BEEN REROUTING CARS. THERE’S NO. WE’RE NOT QUIT SURE IF THERE IS ANY — HE ALSO SAID HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL US IF HE HAS TALKED TO ANY OF THE PATIENTS, HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT WOULD MAY HAVE HAPPENED TODAY. THERE ARE FOUR PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE BY AMBULANCE. WE DON’T KNOW THEIR CONDITIONS, THEIR AGES, GENDERS, NOTHING YET, EXCEPT THAT THEY ALL HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS. IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET AN UPDATE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE FOUR PEOPLE, WHAT THEIR CONDITIONS ARE, AS WELL AS MAYBE AN EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASED SECURITY. THAT UPDATE IS SET TO HAPPEN AT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON. >>THANK YOU, DEVON. >>ABOUT AN HOUR FROM NOW. >>SOMETHING NICE, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN BLUE, AS WE HEAR THEM SAY. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY POLICE TWEETING OUT WE KNOW ALL THAT WELL WHAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO THE NORTH ARE GOING THROUGH. PRAYERS TO THE VICTIMS, THEIR LOVED ONES, AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO WILL UNDOUBTEDLY TAKE THE IMAGES THEY ARE FORCED TO SEE HOME. >>I WAS ON FACEBOOK AND FAMILY MEMBERS SAYING CAN WE NOT GET A BREAK. IT HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AND TRAGEDIES THAT THEY HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH LAST YEAR AND WHEN TWO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES WERE KILLED IN PREVIOUS YEARS. >>WE ARE GOING BACK NOW TO RICK RITTER WHO IS ALSO AT THE SCENE AND HAS BEEN ALL MORNING. JUST TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT RESPONDED THERE PHYSICALLY TODAY, RICK, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IN THEIR THOUGHTS TODAY. >>Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU COMING TO THE SCENE THIS MORNING ALONG I-95 WE SAW SEVERAL DOZEN UNMARKED POLICE CARS RACING UP TO THE SCENE. EVEN WHEN WE PULLED OFF, STILL DOZENS OF UNMARKED CARS RACING TO THE SCENE. A TREMENDOUS RESPONSE. HARFORD COUNTY EXECUTIVE BARRY GLASSMAN TALKING ABOUT THIS DEPUTIES ARRIVING WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OR SO AFTER THE SHOOTING WAS FIRST REPORTED. HE HAS SAID THAT THEY DID SUCH A GREAT JOB OF RENDERING AID, HOPEFULLY STOPPING THIS SITUATION BEFORE. THE SHERIFF SPOKE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. HERE IS THE LATEST INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. >>WE HAVE SET UP A FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER WORKING WITH OUR COUNTY PARTNERS AT THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE. THIS INVESTIGATION IS VERY EARLY. I AND OUR OFFICE WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. I ASK YOU, KEEP THE VICTIMS OF TODAY’S TRAGIC EVENTS IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I ALSO HAVE TO THANK OUR FELLOW FIRST RESPONDERS. WE HAVE RESPONDERS HERE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHO WERE ON SCENE WITHIN MINUTES. THE FBI, THE DEA, THE ATF, THE STATE POLICE, NATURAL RESOURCES, THE LOCAL MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS OF ABERDEEN, HAVRE DE GRACE, AND BEL AIR. YOU NAME IT. AS WE’VE SEEN UNFORTUNATELY IN OUR COMMUNITY BEFORE WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS, YOU CAN’T HAVE. WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT EVERYONE WORKS SO WELL TOGETHER AND THAT WE WERE ABLE TO ARRIVE ON SCENE AND GET IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. >>Reporter: YOU HEARD THE SHERIFF NAMING OFF A SLEW OF AGENCIES THAT ARE NOW INVOLVED. THEY ARE GOING TO BE DIGGING INTO THE SUSPECT’S BACKGROUND. HE IS IN CUSTODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THEY ARE DIGGING INTO CELL PHONE, COMPUTERS. OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WANT ANSWERS, THEY WANT THEM NOW. THEY CAN TAKE HOURS, DAY, MAYBE EVEN WEEKS UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHAT TOOK PLACE. BACK TO YOU. >>THERE HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT HOURS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF LOVED ONES WHO WORKED THERE. I WAS CORRESPONDING QUICKLY ON FACEBOOK BEFORE I CAME IN TODAY WITH A WOMAN WHO HAD POSTED PUBLICLY, SHE SAID DOES, ANYONE KNOW WHERE MY BROTHER IS? I MESSAGED HER, AND IT WAS AN HOUR AGO. I SAID, HAVE YOU HEARD FROM HIM? AS I’M ON FACEBOOK, SHE ?OARKSZ, I HAVE NOT. SHE MESSAGED A COWORKER TO SEE IF THEY COULD FIND HIM. RIGHT WHEN I WAS TYPING, SHE SAID, HE JUST TEXTED, THANK YOU, JESUS, HE IS FINE. AND THAT WAS THREE OR FOUR HOURS AFTER THE SHOOTING. >>AND MULTIPLY THAT BY THE THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THAT FEW. EVEN IF YOU KNEW THAT YOUR LOVED WAS IN A TOTALLY OTHER PART OF THE BUILDING, BECAUSE THIS IS A HUGE BUILDING, YOU WOULD BE SCARED TO DEATH. I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN BECAUSE FOR THIS WOMAN AND HER FRIENDS WHO MAY NOT KNOW, 410- 838-5800. 838-5800. THAT IS THE OFFICIAL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HOTLINE. DON’T CALL ANY OTHER NUMBERS. CALL THAT NUMBER. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU WHAT INFORMATION THEY HAVE. ONCE AGAIN THEY HAVE THE JOB OF IDENTIFYING WHO THESE VICTIMS MAY BE, BECAUSE THE FIRST DESIRE IS TO SAVE THEIR LIFE, THEN TO FIGURE OUT WHO THEY ARE, THEN TO NOTIFY THE FAMILY, AND THEN TO ALSO INTERVIEW ALL OF THOSE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE BUILDING. >>WE’RE GOING RIGHT TO MIKE HELLGREN WITH THE UPDATE. HE IS VERY CLOSE TO THE SCENE. >>Reporter: WE JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU JUST A MOMENT AGO ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS LEFT THE SCENE HERE. IT WAS NOT FULL. IT LOOKED LIKE MAYBE THERE WERE EIGHT OR NINE PEOPLE INSIDE THAT SCHOOL BUS. THIS IS THE FOURTH BUS THAT WE HAVE SEEN LEAVING. THERE WERE THREE THAT LEFT THE SCENE MUCH EARLIER TODAY, AND THEN THEY HAD BROUGHT IN ANOTHER SCHOOL BUS. SO THEY ARE TAKE MORE PEOPLE OUT OF HERE. IT’S A LONG PROCESS. THIS WAS 9/11 WHEN POLICE FIRST ARRIVED ON THE — 9:11 WHEN POLICE FIRST ARRIVED ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING. WHILE THERE’S NO DANGER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC HERE RIGHT NOW, POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED, AND THEY CONTINUE TO BE A PRESENCE IN THE BUILDING. WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MULTIPLE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES INCLUDING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. SO THEY HAVE TO SECURE THAT — CLEAR THAT SCENE, SECURE THAT CRIME SCENE. THIS IS ALL PART OF THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO A LONE GUNMAN, WE DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A MAN OR A WOMAN, BUT AN ARMED SUSPECT WHAT CAME HERE THIS MORNING AND OPENED FIRE, KILLING MULTIPLE PEOPLE. WE DON’T HAVE AN EXACT, CONFIRMED NUMBER, BUT KILLING MULTIPLE PEOPLE AND WOUNDING MULTIPLE PEOPLE. WE KNOW AT LEAST FOUR WERE TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW. OTHERS WERE TAKEN TO TRAUMA CENTERS ACROSS THE AREA. ONE OF SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE SHOOTINGS THAT WE’VE HAD IN THE HARFORD COMMUNITY. WE ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE INVESTIGATION BUT WE DID SEE THAT LAST SCHOOL BUS LEAVE THE SCENE. WE ARE SEEING AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR THOSE PEOPLE, THOSE FAMILIES WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THIS VERY EMOTIONAL DAY HERE AT WHAT REMAINS STILL A SCENE WITH A LOT OF POLICE OFFICERS HERE AT THIS VERY LARGE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING US THEY’RE GOING REOPEN THE ROADS AROUND HERE. IT HAS NOT HAPPENED YET. BUT THEY’RE SLOWLY TRYING TO GET THINGS TO GO BACK TO NORMAL, AND WE’RE STILL SEEING A PRESENCE OUT HERE AND HOPING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT IN THIS CASE WHAT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE. WE’VE TALKED TO SO MANY PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO WERE JUST TRAUMATIZED BY WHAT THEY HAD SEEN, AND JUST THE LARGE — SUCH A LARGE RESPONSE. THEY DIDN’T THOUGH WHAT WAS GOING ON INITIALLY. THANKFULLY RIGHT NOW THERE’S NO FURTHER THREAT, BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BE RELEASING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS INVESTIGATION. AND WE’RE GOING TO TON STAY HERE ON THE SCENE AND BRING YOU WHAT WE CAN. >>BEFORE YOU GO EARLIER, MUCH EARLIER, YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT GRAY HONDA CIVIC THAT THEY PUT CRIME TAPE AROUND AND TOOK OUT OF THE SCENE. THAT THE ONLY VEHICLE YOU HAVE SEEN THEM SEIZE AS EVIDENCE? THAT MIGHT TELL US SOMETHING. >>Reporter: YES, IT IS, AND — MAYBE THEY’RE STARTING TO OPEN UP THE ROAD HERE. WE SEE SEVERAL STATE TROOPER VEHICLES THAT ARE COMING HERE TO THE SCENE. I THINK THEY’RE STARTING TO OPEN UP THIS FOR TRAFFIC. SO BY THE WISCONSIN, A SMALL STEP TOWARDS SOME NORMALSEE. YOU START TO SEE CARS MOVING ON THIS ROAD HERE IN FRONT OF THIS FACILITY. BUT, YES, SO IT WAS A GRAY HONDA CIVIC. IT HAD CRIME TAPE DRAPED AROUND IT, AND THEN WE SAW THEM TOW THAT AWAY. I DON’T KNOW THE CONNECTION TO THE. I DON’T KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT INVOLVED THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE, WHETHER IT WAS SOMETHING INVOLVING A VICTIM. WE DON’T KNOW. BUT WAS JUST AN OBSERVATION THAT WE SOUGHT HERE EARLIER TODAY. NOW THEY ARE STARTING TO REOPEN THE ROAD HERE IN FRONT OF US. SO THAT’S ANOTHER SIGN THAT THINGS ARE SLOWLY RETURNING TO NORMAL HERE AT THE SCENE. >>THAT IS A POSITIVE SIGN, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE AND WHO CAN GO HOME AND TELL THEIR FAMILY THEY ARE OKAY. >>AND FOR THE OTHERS AT THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER THEY CAN THEN TOUCH BASE WITH THEIR RELATIVES AND TRY TO GET BACK TO SOME NORMALCY. >>THAT’S WHERE KIMBERLY. >>FANTASTIC. >>HAVE YOU SEEN FAMILIES SHOW UP, KIMBERLY? HAVE YOU SEEN PEOPLE GO IN? >>Reporter: DENISE, TO PUT IN THIS PERSPECTIVE YOU CAN SEE HOW FAR WE ARE ACTUALLY PUSHED BACK FROM WHERE FAMILIES ARE MEETING EACH OTHER. BUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS A COUPLE OF THOSE YELLOW SCHOOL BUSES THAT MIKE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT, LEAVING THE SCENE. WE’VE SEEN A COUPLE OF THOSE COMING OUT. WE ALSO SAW A FEW MINUTES AGO A HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VAN THAT LOOKED LIKE WAS JUST FULL OF PEOPLE. SO NOT SURE WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THAT, BUT WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF FOLKS COMING AND GOING. I DO WANT TO TOUCH ON SOMETHING THAT MIKE WAS TALKING ABOUT. HE WAS TELLING YOU GUYS ABOUT WATCHING LAW ENFORCEMENT ATTEMPT TO SECURE THIS SCENE, THIS MASSIVE SCENE THIS DISTRIBUTION CENTER OF 1,000 EMPLOYEES AND THE SURROUNDING AREA AND TALKING ABOUT STRENGTHY PROCESS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH — THE LENGTHY PROCESS THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH SO THEY CAN SECURE THE SCENE. IN THE REVERTS WILL TAKE SOME TIME, I WOULD THINK, FROM SPHRERNTION WATCHING OTHER SITUATIONS, IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME WHEN THEY REOPEN THAT SCENE. IN THE MEANTIME, A LOT OF THESE EMPLOYEES, THEY MAY HAVE THEIR CARS LOCKED INSIDE THAT CRIME SCENE TAPE. WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS THEY MAY HAVE LEFT INSIDE THEIR WORKPLACE WHEN THEY WERE EITHER ESCORTED OUT OR ASKED TO LEAVE. THAT’S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. YOU CAN CALL THAT NUMBER IN ORDER TO RECONNECT AND FIND YOUR LOVED ONE, YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, YOUR FRIENDS, WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSIDE. SO AGAIN, THIS IS IN HAVRE DE GRACE ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD AT THE FIRE STATION DOWN HERE. AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING THAT YOU NOT CALL THE VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE FOR INFORMATION. AGAIN, YOU CAN CALL THAT HOTLINE. THERE IS A HOTLINE SPECIFICALLY SET UP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, FOR FRIENDS LOOKING FOR THEIR LOVED ONES. THE INFORMATION IS LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WJZ.COM. WE HAVE SEEN OTHER ENTITIES SHOW UP, THE PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED THIS SHOOTING. WE’RE GOING TO SPEAK WITH THE RED CROSS MOMENTARILY. WE WILL BE BRINGING YOU ANY INFORMATION THEY CAN PROVIDE AS SOON AS WE DO THAT. FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU, KIMBERLY. WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU IN A FEW MOMENTS. >>ABSOLUTELY. FOR NOW WE’RE GOING TO GO OVER TO JESSICA FOLLOWING WHAT’S GOING ON ABOUT THIS SHOOTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. >>Reporter: WE HAVE BEEN TALKING THE ALL DAY ABOUT WHAT A HUGE ROLE SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYS IN THIS TYPE OF COVERAGE OF THESE HORRIFIC EVENTS. GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN JUST TWEETING, THE FIRST LADY AND I ARE GRIEVING FOR THE LOSS OF LIFE AND PRAYING THAT THOSE WHO WERE INJURED FULLY RECOVER. I REMAIN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THOSE THAT INVESTIGATE. THE BALTIMORE RAVENS SAYING OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE IN ABERDEEN. IT’S A TRAGEDY. LET’S TAKE A LISTEN. >>IT’S A TRAGEDY. WE DON’T KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF WHAT HAPPENED, BUT — >>AND MY SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES. THIS IS FROM ANDY HARRIS. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR WELL- BEING AND ARE EXTREMELY HEARTBROKEN BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT. AND TRAVIS HASH. THE NEWS COMING OUT OF MY HOMETOWN OF ABERDEEN TODAY IS SICKENING. POLITICAL DEBATES WILL BE SPARKED BUT THE GREATER QUESTION IS WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO SHOOT OTHERS IN THE FIRST PLACE? WE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A GUN PROBLEM BUT WE CERTAINLY HAVE A HUMANITY PROBLEM. THIS IS THE THIRD SHOOTING HERE IN MARYLAND IN A PUBLIC SPACE SINCE MARCH. OUR CREWS WERE AT THE SCENE JUST 11 MONTHS AGO IN EDGEWOOD. SO MARY AND DENISE, UNFORTUNATELY BECOMING ALL THAT FAMILIAR. >>I LIKE THAT PHRASE. A HUMANITY PROBLEM. >>CORRECT. I KNOW THIS SHERIFF SAID WHEN HE STARTED THIS PRESS BRIEFING, HE SAID HERE WE STAND, ANOTHER TRAGIC EVENT IN HARFORD COUNTY. STOOD HERE BEFORE STANDING HERE AGAIN. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR EVEN THEM TO CONCEIVE THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH ANOTHER WORKPLACE TRAGEDY. >>AND SHERIFF GALOR WHO IS A TERRIFIC PERSON KNOWS IT IS NOT A VIOLENT K. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE YOUR CHILDREN SP AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL MORNING, A PERSON WITH A GUN CAN CREATE A LOT OF TRAGEDY. >>SOME OF THOSE VICTIMS ARE BEING TREATED AT HOPKINS BAYVIEW WHERE DEVON CONTINUES TO REPORT FROM FOR US TODAY. DEVON. >>Reporter: SO FAR WE KNOW FOUR PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT HERE TO HOPKINS BAYVIEW. THEY TOLD US EARLIER THEY WERE PREPARED FOR AS MANY AS THIS COULD HANDLE. THEY SAY AS SOON AS THEY HEARD THERE WAS A MASS SHOOTING THEY WERE PREPARED TO TRIAGE PATIENTS AND GET THEM INTO TREATMENT. THEY END UP GETTING FOUR PEOPLE HERE. THEY SAY ALL OF THEM HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS BUT RIGHT NOW WE DO NOT KNOW THE SERIOUSNESS OF THOSE INJURIES. WE DO KNOW THERE IS EXTRA SECURITY OUT HERE. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT ALL AFTERNOON. THERE’S TWO VEHICLES. THESE ARE BOTH JOHNS HOPKINS VEHICLES THAT ARE BLOCKING THE ROADWAY HERE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT SECURITY VEHICLE THERE ARE TWO SECURITY GUARDS THAT ARE WEARING BULLETPROOF VESTS THAT SAY THEY ARE WITH THE SPECIAL RESPONSE UNIT. THEY HAVE BEEN WALKING AROUND, REROUTING TRAFFIC AWAY FROM THIS AREA. SO FAR WE DO NOT KNOW WHY. AND WE ALSO DON’T KNOW WHERE THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER. WE KNOW THAT THAT PERSON IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND IS UNA HOSPITAL. BUT THE — IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET AN UPDATE. WE WILL BE ASKING THEM ABOUT THE INCREASED SECURITY OUT HERE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER. THAT’S SET TO HAPPEN AT 2:30 HERE AT BAYVIEW. SO WE WILL, OF COURSE, KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THAT. >>HAVE YOU SEEN ANY ACTIVITY IN TERMS OF FAMILY MEMBERS AS THOUGH PERHAPS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED? >>WE HAVE NOT. DR. FANG SAID EARLIER IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL INSIDE, AND THAT’S REALLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE OUT HERE. IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ANYTHING MORE THAN A REGULAR DAY AT THE HOSPITAL IF YOU DON’T COUNT THE CARS BEHIND ME. WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE IN AND OUT, SOME THAT LOOK LIKE PATIENTS KIND OF TRICKLING OUT, PEOPLE JUST WAITING ON THE PHONE, WHATEVER. BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO BE REUNITING WITH A FAMILY MEMBER THAT IS INJURED. BUT THERE ARE OTHER ENTRANCES. WE’RE NOT QUITE SURE IF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED YET THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU. >>WHAT THEY DID DO, THERE WAS SUCH AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF RUMOR GOING AROUND, THAT AT LEAST THEY DID CLARIFY — EVERYONE WAS SAYING CERTAIN NUMBER FOR D. THEY HAVE NOT SAID HOW MANY. THEY DID USE THE WORD MULTIPLE, AND THEY USED THE WORD “MULTIPLE” FOR INJURIES AS WELL. ALSO, THERE WAS CONCERN WHETHER THE SUBPOENA WAS AT LARGE. THEY DID CONFIRM THE SUSPECT WAS IN CUSTODY AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THEY ALSO SAID, INTERESTINGLY, THAT IT WAS A LONE GUNMAN, AND THAT NO OFFICER FIRED. NO OFFICER FIRED THEIR WEAPON. SO THAT WOULD IMPLY — BUT THAT’S ALL IT IS, IT IMPLIES THAT PERHAPS IT WAS A SELF- INFLICTED WOUND. THEY WOULD NOT VERIFY THAT. >>CORRECT. AND WE MAY NOT GET THAT INFORMATION IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES, EITHER, WHEN THEY HAVE THEIR NEXT BRIEFING. BUT THE DIFFERENCE, DENISE, AND I KNOW THAT YOU AND I DID SOME OF THE LIVE COVERAGE 11 MONTHS AGO WHEN THERE WAS A WORKPLACE SHOOTING IN EDGEWOOD, THE SUSPECT WAS NOT IN CUSTODY UNTIL HOURS AND HOURS LATER. AND SO THAT WAS THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE HERE, IS THAT THERE WAS STILL FEAR WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. MANY PLACES REMAINED ON LOCKDOWN. PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW AT THAT POINT THAT HE HAD DRIVEN TO DELAWARE. I KNOW THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW CLOSE 95 IS TO THIS SITUATION. IN THAT CASE THE SUSPECT DID GO INTO DELAWARE. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON IN DELAWARE AND WILL SERVE TRIAL HERE AS WELL. >>RODNEY PRINCE. >>YEP. >>YOU ARE LOOKING FROM OUR CHOPPER, WHO HAS BEEN DOING A TERRIFIC JOB, WHOEVER SON THE CONTROLS UP THERE, ALL MORNING LONG, BUT THAT IS THE FACILITY WHERE THIS SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. IT IS A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. IT TOOK PLACE IN BUILDING THAT IS AN ADJACENT SUPPORT BUILDING BUT THE ENTIRE CENTER HAS HAD TO BE EVACUATED AND SEARCHED IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE THAT THERE IS NO THREAT LEFT TO ANYONE SO THAT WORKERS CAN GO BACK EVENTUALLY, BACK TO THE JOB. >>THAT’S RIGHT. >>THEIR DAY HAS BEEN DISRUPTED AS WELL. >>THAT IS THE ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PARK. IT HAS SEVERAL BUSINESSES, INCLUDING ZENITH FREIGHT LINES, TRUE AIR, CLOROX COMPANY, AND MAINE PAPER AND FOOD. I KNOW WHEN THE CHOPPER WENT CLOSE IN YOU COULD SEE SOME OF THOSE WERE MAINE PAPER AND FOOD TRUCKS SO THERE ARE MANY, MANY BUSINESSES, MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES IN ENTERPRISE BUSINESS PARK, RIGHT OFF OF PERRYMAN, NEAR CHELSEA ROAD AS WELL. >>WHAT WE WISH WE COULD TELL YOU, AND WE CANNOT, IS HOW MANY HAVE BEEN DEAD AND INJURED AND WHAT THEY ARE. AND, OF COURSE, THE BIG QUESTION, WHICH WE WON’T BE ABLE TO ANSWER, IF EVER, IS Y. BUT WE CAN TELL YOU THAT THE THREAT IS NO LONGER PRESENT IN THE COMMUNITY. AND IT LOOKED LIKE, WHEN WE WERE WITH MIKE HELLGREN A MOMENT AGO THAT THEY’RE BEGINNING TO OPEN UP ROADS. LET’S GO TO RICK RITTER AND SEA IF THERE’S ANY CHANGE IN THE SECURITY AROUND YOU AT THIS TIME. RICK. >>Reporter: DENISE, MARY, WE ARE GOING TO GET SOME ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. I’M TOLD THERE WILL BE A MEDIA PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3:00. THAT HAS NOW BEEN ANNOUNCED. AN HOUR FROM NOW WE’RE GOING TO BE GETTING SOME ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS. I’M ALSO TOLD THEY’RE POSSIBLY TOLD IF THEY GET THE INFORMATION THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THIS COULD BE THE LAST MEDIA BRIEFING FOR THE DAY. IF THEY HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT THEY WANT TO PUT OUT THERE AS FAR AS THE SUSPECT, AN EXACT NUMBER, HOW MANY WERE KILLED AND INJURED. SO MEDIA BRIEFING, 3:00 THIS AFTERNOON, ABOUT AN HOUR FROM NOW. WE ARE GOING TO AFTER WHOLE LOT MORE ANSWERS. OBVIOUSLY THE PUBLIC DYING TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT TOOK PLACE, WHY THIS TOOK PLACE. IF WE EVER GET THE ANSWER TO THAT, WHICH WE MAY NEVER GET THE ANSWER. SO CHOPPER 13, THEY WERE OVER THE SCENE. THEY MAY SOMETIME BE UP RIGHT NOW. PEOPLE, DOZENS OR SO, WERE BEING EVACUATED. THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE THIS SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING, MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE INJURED. WE KNOW THAT THE LONE SUSPECT HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. WE ALSO KNOW THAT NO SHOTS WERE FIRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT HERE. WE HAVE BEEN CHATTING ABOUT THE RESPONSE ALL DAY. EXECUTIVE BARRY GLASSMAN SAYING THE AUTHORITIES DID SUCH A GREAT JOB RESPONDING, UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH THESE TRAGEDIES. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, RICK. OUR COVERAGE IS GOING TO IN THE MOMENTS. >>>HOURS AFTER A WORKPLACE SHOOTING IS REPORTED AT 6:00 A.M. WE SHOULD RESET THE STAGE FOR OUR VIEWERS IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US NOW. I’M MARY BUBALA. >>I’M DENISE KOCH. THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT APPROXIMATELY 9:06 THIS MORNING. WITHIN THREE MINUTES THERE WAS TREMENDOUS RESPONSE BY THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. IT TOOK PLACE AT A VERY LARGE WAREHOUSE FACILITY IN A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER, A BUILDING ADJACENT TO A SUPPORT BUILDING TO THAT RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. >>AND THE AP HAD REPORTED EARLIER THAT THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MULTIPLE INJURED BUT THEN THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES CAME OUT AND SAID THEY WERE JUST SAYING MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND MULTIPLE INJURIES. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. WE ARE GOING TO GO TO MAKE HELLGREN. HE HAS BEEN LIVE ON THE SCENE SINCE JUST MOMENTS AFTER THIS CALL CAME OUT TO UPDATE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEEING. I KNOW YOU WERE JUST MENTIONING THAT SOME OF THE ROADS MAY BE OPENING. >>Reporter: THEY ARE OPEN. YOU CAN SEE THE BIG TRUCK BEHIND ME. THERE IS A LONG LINE OF LARGE 18-WHEELERS COMING DOWN THE ROAD HERE BECAUSE THIS AREA HAS BEEN CLOSED OFF FOR SO LONG. A LARGE DISTRIBUTION CENTER HERE. SO THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING TO COME IN FOR HOURS NOW. AND NOW WE ARE SEEING ALL THOSE LARGE TRUCKS. WE’VE ALSO SEEN SOME PEOPLE LEAVING THAT WAREHOUSE. I TALKED TO A WOMAN NAMED VANETTA. WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU LATER, BUT SHE WAS IN A BUILDING ADJACENT TO WHERE THIS HAPPENED. AND SHE SAID SHE WAS JUST SO SCARED FOR HER LIFE. THEY WERE MAKING MESSAGES OVER THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM TO STAY IN PLACE, AND SHE WAS COMMUNICATING WITH HER FAMILY, INCLUDING HER SISTER KIM, AND THEY HAD QUITE A REUNION HERE JUST OUTSIDE THIS DISTRIBUTION CENTER A FEW MOMENTS AGO, HUGGING EACH OTHER, AND KIM SAID THAT SHE WAS GOING TO PUT A BULLETPROOF VEST ON AND COME HERE AND GET HER SISTER. SHE WAS SO WORRIED, WATCHING THE NEWS COVERAGE, WORRIED THAT SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED TO HER SISTER. TURNS OUT HER SISTER WAS IN THE BUILDING NEXT TO THIS. BUT THIS WAS A HUGE SCARE FOR THAT FAMILY. WE KNOW TONIGHT THAT OTHER FAMILIES ARE NOT AS LUCKY AS HER. BUT SHE WAS JUST HAPPY TO BE OUT OF THERE, HAPPY TO BE OUT ALIVE. HER SISTER WAS JUST OVERJOYED TO SEA HER. SOME OF THE EMOTIONS. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT A SMALL RETURN TO NORMALCY HERE. PART OF THAT IS REOPENING THE ROAD HERE. AGAIN, YOU ARE SEEING MORE 18- WHEELERS DRIVING THROUGH HERE. THEY HAD BEEN BLOCKED FROM COMING IN SINCE SHORTLY AFTER THIS SHOOTING AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING. MORE RITE AID TRUCKS HERE. A VERY LARGE CAMPUS. THEY HAD TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WAS OUT OF THERE. WE SAW THE FINAL SCHOOL BUS LEAVE ABOUT 15 MINUTES AGO. AND SO — THERE ARE STILL POLICE HERE. THEY’RE NOT LETTING ANYONE INTO THE WAREHOUSE. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE REOPENED THE ROAD, AND SOME PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED TO GO OUT AND ARE BEG REUNITED. I KNOW KIMBERLY IS AT A REUNIFICATION CENTER BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE REUNITING WITH THEIR FAMILIES HERE AT THE SCENE. >>WE SHOULD ASSUME, IMPLIED FROM THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALLOWING THE TRUCKS TO GO IN, THAT A NUMBER OF THE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CLEARED, SECURED, AND THEY’RE ALLOWING BUSINESS TO GO ON. >>Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU — THERE’S ANOTHER BIG TRUCK HERE, BUT WHEN THAT PASSES BY YOU CAN SEE THAT THE ACTUAL ENTRANCE REMAINS BLOCKED OFF. THEY’VE GOT CONES. THEY’VE GOT AN OFFICER THERE. BUT AT LEAST THEY’RE ALLOWING TRAFFIC TO GO BY IN A LOT OF THESE LARGE TRUCKS HAVE BEEN HELD UP SINCE THIS HAPPENED WHEN THEY STARTED CLOSING DOWN ALL THE ROADS IN THIS AREA. SO A BIT OF A CHANGE THERE. BUT AS FOR GETTING INTO THAT ACTUAL AREA AND THE ENTRANCE HERE, THEY STILL THAT HAVE BLOCKED OFF. BUT SOME OF THESE ROADS ARE REOPENING, AND PEOPLE ARE BEING ALLOWED TO LEAVE AND BEING REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THICK TO WATCH HERE JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO. >>GREAT. THANK YOU. CERTAINLY SOME TENSE MOMENTS FOR PARENTS WHOSE CHILDREN WERE AT THE CHURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THAT WAS PUT ON MODIFIED LOCKDOWN. THAT WAS LIFTED AN HOUR AGO. BUT AT 3:00 IS ABOUT THE TIME THAT THE CHILDREN WOULD BE GETTING OUT OF SCHOOL SO PARENTS ANXIOUSLY GETTING TOGETHER WITH THEM AND GIVING THEM HUGS AND GLAD EVERYTHING IS OKAY THERE. >>HE MENTIONED THAT KIMBERLY IS NEAR THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. LET’S GO BACK TO KIMBERLY EATON. YOU SAID YOU ARE SEEING SOME SCHOOL BUSES COME AND GO, THAT WE ASSUME WERE BRINGING PEOPLE FROM THE WAREHOUSE, RIGHT, KIMBERLY? >>Reporter: IT’S TOUGH, BECAUSE WE’RE PUSHED SO FAR BACK TO GIVE THESE FAMILY MEMBERS PRIVACY. IT’S TOUGH TO SAY HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE HERE. I SPOKE TO SOMEONE WHO HAD BEEN INSIDE, AND SHE SAID 20 TO 30 FAMILY MEMBERS. I DID SPEAK WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHER NORRIS, AND HE SAID HE THINKS AS MANY AS FOUR SCHOOL BUSES HAVE BEEN HERE, AND WE DID SEE SOME VANS THAT ALSO LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE FULL OF PEOPLE. THIS IS WHERE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, THE COUNTY IS ASKING THAT YOU COME TO IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT WITH A FAMILY MEMBER, A FRIEND, A LOVED ONE. THIS IS ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD, BACK DOWN THIS STREET HERE, IN HAVRE DE GRACE IS THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE. THAT IS WHERE A LOT OF THESE FOLKS ARE STAGING RIGHT NOW AS THEY WAIT TO FIND THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES. IT’S ALSO WHERE SOME AGENCIES ARE STATIONED TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SOME PEOPLE. WE JUST SPOKE WITH THE RED CROSS A FEW MINUTES AGO. THEY WERE TELLING US THEY GOT CALLED OUT TO THE SCENE THIS MORNING, AND THEY ARE NOW HERE TO PROVIDE THINGS LIKE MENTAL HEALTHCARE, THAT WILL BE SO VITAL FOR THE FOLKS THAT MAY HAVE WITNESSED THIS, MAY HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS VIOLENCE, AND NOT ONLY ARE THEY HERE ON THE SCENE, THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO CONNECT WITH EVERYONE WHO COMES TO THIS AREA TO GIVE THEM INFORMATION TO REACH OUT TO THEM LATER TO FOLLOW UP, IF THEY’RE NOT READY TO TALK TODAY, IF THEY’RE NOT READY TO TALK TO THERAPISTS, IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO IN THE DAYS TO COME. THIS IS HOURS AGO THAT THIS SHOOTING BEGAN. THIS IS STILL VERY NEW. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS TRAGEDY. YOU CAN SEE BEHIND US, BEL AIR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY. WE HAVE ALSO SEEN WHAT APPEAR TO BE POLICE CHAP LANES COME IN HERE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT. WE’VE SEEN EMS CREWS. SO THERE ARE MULTIPLE AGENCIES HERE TO HELP THESE PEOPLE. BUT AGAIN IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE WHO YOU BELIEVE MAY HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS MASS SHOOTING. THEY ARE ASKING THAT YOU COME HERE TO LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD IN HAVRE DE GRACE TO THE FIRE COMPANY, OR AGAIN YOU CAN CALL THE HOTLINE THAT’S LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE. EITHER WAY CAN GET YOU BACK IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, KIMBERLY. IT IS ON OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU HAVE A PENCIL AND YOU ARE HOLDING IT RIGHT NOW, 410- 838-5800. 410-838-5800 IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW OR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY WHO WORKS IN THAT CENTER AND YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR WHEREABOUTS. >>THAT’S RIGHT. HOPEFULLY THE REUNIFICATIONS ARE GOING ON AND PEOPLE ARE SEEING THEIR LOVED ONES AND FEELING BETTER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. >>WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO DEVON AS WE HAVE BEEN QUOTING THE SHERIFF, SHERIFF GUYLOR, THERE ARE MULTIPLE VICTIMS AND MULTIPLE INJURED. WE KNOW THAT FOUR OF THE INJURED ARE AT HOPKINS BAYVIEW, AND THAT’S WHERE DEVON IS. >>WE GOT AN UPDATE FROM THE HEAD OF THE TRAUMA MEDICAL CENTER. HE SAID THAT FOUR PATIENTS WERE BROUGHT HERE. THEY WERE BROUGHT IN AS PRIORITY 1 PATIENTS BECAUSE ALL FOUR OF THEM HAD GUNSHOT WOUNDS. BUT HE REALLY COULDN’T SAY MUCH ELSE. HE COULD NOT TELL US HOW OLD THOSE PEOPLE WERE, BESIDES THAT THEY WERE ALL ADULTS. KEY NOT SAY MALE OR FEMALE, CANDY NOT GIVE US THE CONDITIONS. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE THEIR FAMILIES HAVE NOT YET BEEN CONTACTED, AND POLICE WERE WORKING ON THAT TODAY TRYING TO NOTIFY THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THAT THEIR LOVED ONE WAS HERE AND IN THE HOSPITAL. SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE UNDERWENT SURGERY. IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES WE’RE EXPECTING TO GET AN UPDATE ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE. BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR THAT SPOKE EARLIER TODAY. >>WE CEASED FOUR PERSONS FROM THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING. THEY ALL CAME TO US AS A LEVEL 2 TRAUMA CENTER SERVING THIS PART OF MARYLAND. THEY ARE ALL UNDER OUR CARE. WE ARE WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION THAT THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE HEREH AND HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR CONDITION BEFORE WE CAN GIVE YOU ANY SPECIFICS ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS. REALLY ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLIER TODAY. >>Reporter: DOCTOR, CAN YOU SAY IF ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE IS THE SHOOTER? >>TO US, THEY’RE ALL PATIENTS. WE WEREN’T THERE, SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS SAID, THIRD HAND, SO I REALLY CAN’T COMMENT ON WHETHER ONE OR NOT IS THE SHOOTER. >>NOW, WHAT YOU JUST HEARD THERE WAS THE DOCTOR SAYING HE COULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER OR NOT THE SHOOTER WAS HERE. WE KNOW THAT THE SHOOTER IS IN CUSTODY AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT A HOSPITAL BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHICH HOSPITAL YET. THERE HAS BEEN SOME INCREASED SECURITY. YOU JUST SAW A SECURITY VAN DRIVE RIGHT BEHIND ME HERE. THERE IS SOME INCREASED SECURITY. COMING UP UN20 MINUTES WE’RE HOPING TO IRON OUT SOME MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHO EXACTLY IS HERE AND WHY THERE IS SOME INCREASED SECURITY. WE’RE GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU, DEVON. SO THAT NEWS CONFERENCE IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES. IN 50 MINUTES WE’RE SUPPOSED TO HEAR FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. >>CORRECT. FOR NOW WE’RE GOING TO REJOIN RICK RITTER FOR ANY UPDATES. RICK, WE SAW IN MIKE HELLGREN’S LIVE SHOT THAT SOME OF THE STREETS AROUND HIM HAVE BEEN REOPENED. HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGE? >>MOST OF THE ROADS AROUND HERE HAVE NOT BEEN SHUT DOWN IN TERMS OF BEING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE SCENE ITSELF, WHICH IS BEHIND MY RIGHT SHOULDER, PROBABLY A MILE OR TWO, MAYBE EVEN MORE DOWN THE ROAD. AROUND HERE, ROADS HAVE BEEN OKAY, BUT CLOSE ARE TO THE SCENE ROADS STILL REMAIN SHUT DOWN BUT ARE OPENING BACK UP AS WE APPROACH HOURS LATER SINCE THE SHOOTING. WE KNOW THE NEXT PRESS BRIEFING WILL BE ABOUT 3:00 HERE. HOPEFULLY WE ARE GOING TO GET SOME ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, IN TERMS OF THE SUSPECT ITSELF, WHETHER IT’S A MALE, WHETHER IT’S A FEMALE. SOME INFORMATION AROUND WHY THIS POTENTIALLY TOOK PLACE AND ALSO A SPECIFIC NUMBER ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN THIS TRAGEDY. WE TALK ABOUT INVESTIGATORS NEEDING TIME TO DO THEIR JOB. RIGHT NOW YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH EVERY INCH OF THIS WAREHOUSE, TRYING TO INVESTIGATE, SEE IF THERE’S ANY EVIDENCE STILL LEFT BEHIND. IT IS GOING TO BE CRUCIAL TO THIS INVESTIGATION. OF COURSE, AN HOUR AGO THEY WERE STILL EVACUATING EMPLOYEES OUT OF THIS WARE HIEWRKS WAREHOUSE THAT WE’RE TOLD, A RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER WHERE MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES WORK. MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND 1,000 PEOPLE WORK INSIDE THE WARE HOUSE. WE HEARD FROM THE HAIR VORRED COUNTY EXECUTIVE A LITTLE WHILE AGO. HERE IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >>I’VE FOLLOWED THIS FROM THE MOMENT THE CALL CAME IN ON OUR DISPATCH AND LISTENED TO THE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS. UNFORTUNATELY IN TODAY’S WORLD WE HAVE ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS, AND I CAN TELL YOU AND OUR CITIZENS THAT EVERY AGENCY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR PROFESSION. AND THE RESPONSE FROM ALL OUR ALLIED AGENCIES WAS GREAT. OUR VOLUNTEER FIRE AND EMS SYSTEM RESPONDED WITH MEDICAL UNITS. SO I AM THANKFUL TO ALL THE AGENCIES THAT CAME OUT TO HELP US TODAY TO GET THROUGH THIS, WHICH IS BECOMING A TOO OFTEN OCCURRENCE, NOT ONLY IN HARFORD COUNTY, BUT — >>Reporter: AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THE RESPONSE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. DEPUTIES ARRIVING WITHIN FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE, AFTER THE FIRST CALL CAME OUT THIS MORNING. UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE FAR THAT MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH THIS. THREE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THREE MONTHS. THE LAST ONE ABOUT 11 MONTHS AGO. ANOTHER UNTHINKABLE TRAGEDY, ONE HARFORD COUNTY IS BECOMING ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH. >>THANK YOU, RICK. WE ARE GOING TO GO TO MIKE HELLGREN. HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE FINDING THEIR LOVED ONES, MIKE? >>Reporter: WE DID. WE ARE EFFORTING TO BRING THAT TO YOU. JUST A LITTLE DESCRIPTION. THERE WAS A WOMAN NAMED KIM WHOSE SISTER WAS JUST ALLOWED OUT, AND SHE SAID WHEN SHE FIRST HEARD THE NEWS OF THIS AND SHE KNOWS HER SISTER WORKS AT THIS RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER, SHE SAID THERE WAS JUST A KNOT IN HER STOMACH. SHE WAS SICK. SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. SHE WAS SO WORRIED FOR HER SISTER. HER SISTER VANETTA ACTUALLY WORKS IN THE LARGER BUILDING THAT’S NEXT-DOOR TO THIS SUPPORT BUILDING WHERE THE ACTUAL SHOOTING HAPPENED. BUT HER SISTER WAS JUST ALLOWED OUT OF HERE. SHE SAYS THANK THE LORD. SHE SAID, IT WAS NERVE-RACKING, I WAS SO SCARED, BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T GETTING A LOT OF INFORMATION. SHE WAS TRYING TO BE IN TOUCH WITH HER FAMILY MEMBERS, TRYING TO CALM THEM DOWN. BUT SHE WAS SCARED. SHE SAID SHE’S JUST GLAD THAT SHE GOT OUT OF THERE WITH HER LIFE, THAT SHE WASN’T WOUNDED AND INJURED, AS WE KNOW THERE WERE MULTIPLE FATALITIES, MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED. RIGHT NOW HERE AT THE SCENE, THE ROAD HAS REOPENED. A NUMBER OF THOSE BIG 18- WHEELERS, THEY’VE BEEN BOTTLENECKED, BLOCKED UP HERE, BUT THEY’RE STILL NOT ALLOWING PEOPLE TO GO INTO THE ACTUAL WAREHOUSE AREA. THAT’S STILL A CRIME SCENE, STILL PART OF THIS VEHICLES WHICH WE’RE GOING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT AT 3:00 TODAY. WE DID SPEAK TO AT WOMAN WHO WAS HERE. COULDN’T GET TO HER HOME, WAS VERY CONCERNED. THIS IS WHAT SHE TOLD US AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE. >>IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. EVERYTHING IS CUT OFF. ALL THE ROADS ARE CUT OFF. THEY’RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO LET CARS DOWN HERE, AND THEY’RE JUST USING ANY LARGER VEHICLES THEY’RE LETTING THROUGH. BUT THEY’RE TELLING SOME PEOPLE TO DIVERT THROUGH THE GRAVE YARD SOMEWHAT, BUT THERE’S SO MANY CARS, I THINK I COUNTED AT LEAST 13 AMBULANCES. THAT WAS JUST WHEN I WAS COUNTING. AND THEY PUT IN A LOT OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES. THERE’S LIKE THREE CHOPPERS. THEY’RE STILL LOOKING, STILL INVESTIGATING. >>Reporter: SO THAT WAS JUST A DESCRIPTION OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE AROUND 9:30 HERE THIS MORNING. AND JUST VERY CHAOTIC FOR THE OTHER PEOPLE AROUND THIS AREA WHO LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY WHO WERE SO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON AND SO STUNNED THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN HERE. A LONE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE USING A HANDGUN, ACCORDING TO POLICE, TO PULL OFF THIS TRACK DEE. THAT PERSON, AT LAST UPDATE, WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. NO WORD ON THE MOTIVE. WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO BRING YOU MORE SOUND WITH PEOPLE AS THEY ARE REUNITING WITH THEIR FAMILIES HERE. YOU CAN SEE THERE’S STILL A POLICE PRESENCE HERE. THEY WERE ABLE TO EVACUATE PEOPLE OVER THE MANY HOURS THAT THIS HAS BUNN FOLDING, BRING SOME OF THEM TO THE REUNIFICATION CENTER WHERE KIMBERLY IS RIGHT NOW. BUT FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THROUGH THIS, THEY’RE NEVER GOING TO — THAT GUNFIRE THEY HEARD AS ALL OF THIS UNFOLDED, POLICE SAYING THEY GOT HERE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES, WERE QUICK TO RESPONSE, HAVE THAT TRAINING, BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE THAT IT IS STILL HORRIFIC FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD TO EXPERIENCE. THIS WE WILL SENT BACK TO YOU ON TV HILL. >>MIKE, COVERING THIS LIVING THROUGH THIS EVEN LIVING IN THIS SOCIETY IT IS EASY TO GET A BIT CALLUSED, BUT OUR GREAT MEDIA PARTNER, THE BALTIMORE SUN, ONE OF OUR REPORTERS JUST PUT OUT A STATISTIC. THERE HAVE BEEN THREE WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. THIS ONE AND ANOTHER ONE IN WISCONSIN AND ONE IN PENNSYLVANIA. WITHIN 24 HOURS. SO IT’S EASY TO SORT OF GO, OH, IT’S ANOTHER SHOOTING, ANOTHER SHOOTING. BUT THESE ARE HUMAN BEINGS WITH LIVES AND LOVED ONES. AND THIS REVERBERATES THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY, THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE UNIVERSES. >>ABSOLUTELY. MIKE IS GOING TO STAY WITH US BECAUSE WE’RE TRYING TO GET THIS SOUND OF KIM WHO YOU JUST INTERVIEWED, SO VIEWERS CAN HEAR HER RELIEF. BUT I KNOW, DENISE AND MIKE, WE HAVE ALL GONE THROUGH ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING IN OUR WORKPLACE. AND YOU LEARN THE STEPS. YOU RUN, YOU HIDE, OR YOU FIGHT. THAT IS NOW IN OUR COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE OF WORK IN AMERICA THESE DAYS. BUT YOU NEVER EXPECT IT. THAT WE CAN’T GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE JUST SORT OF SAY IT’S ANOTHER SHOOTING. >>I KNOW. >>I TOLD YOU THIS. WHEN YOU HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, THEY SORT OF TAKE IT FOR GRANTED NOW, OH, IT’S A SHOOTING. THAT’S HORRIBLE. >>CORRECT. MIKE, WE NOW CAN LISTEN TO KIM IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO US ABOUT WHO SHE IS. >>Reporter: SURE. BASICALLY, THIS IS VANETTA, WHO WORKS HERE, AND KIM IS HER SISTER. THEY BOTH — VANETTA WAS LIVING THIS. KIM WAS WAITING FOR HER. SHE SAID, I WOULD COME UP HERE WITH A BULLETPROOF VEST IF I HAD TO. I WAS GOING TO GET MY SISTER OUT. THEY JUST REUNITED HERE A FEW MINUTES AGO. LET’S LISTEN. >>Reporter: HOW GOOD DOES IT FEEL TO BE OUT? >>OH, IT’S SO GOOD. I’M A TWO-MONTH SOCIETY, AND I’M REALLY FRESH, BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND EVERYONE IS JUST WALKING AROUND MOPING, GRIEVING FOR THE PEOPLE. >>Reporter: DID YOU HEAR ANY OF THE GUNFIRE? >>NO, I DUTY. ACTUALLY, THE I’M GLAD I DIDN’T. >>Reporter: COULD YOU SHARE YOUR NAME FURNISHINGS WANT TO? >>MY NAME IS VANETTA JOHNSON. THIS IS MY OLDEST SISTER. MPLEG HOW EMOTIONAL WAS THIS FOR YOU? >>I CRIED FOR AWHILE, AND MY MOTHER, LISTENING TO MY MOTHER. IT WAS LIKE, IS MY SISTER HERE, OR WAS SHE NOT? I CAN’T GET A TEXT TO HER ON THE PHONE, I CAN’T GET A PHONE CALL FROM HER SO THE NEXT THING I DO IS JUST RIDE OUT HERE AND COME GET HERE. >>Reporter: WE’VE SEEN TOO MUCH OF THIS. >>YES, IT’S TOO MUCH. NOT ENOUGH LOVE. I CAN’T SAY WHY THEY DO. THIS. >>Reporter: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO SEE YOUR SISTER? >>THAT’S MADE SISTER. I CAME AND GOT MY SISTER. I WAS GOING TO PUT A SHIELD ON. >>Reporter: TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED. YOU’VE BEEN WAITING ALL MORNING? >>YEAH, AND I’VE BEEN CALLING. WHEN WE TALKED TO HER, THEY SAID DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS, THERE’S NO SHOOTING. I’M LIKE, YES, IT IS, VANETTA, I’M ON MY WAY TO GET YOU. AT FIRST, IT WAS LIKE THE COMMUNITY CENTER. >>WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT? >>I SAID, VANETTA, DO YOU KNOW THERE’S A SHOOTER OUT THERE? SHE SAID, THERE AIN’T NO SHOOTER. I SAID, YES, IT IS. >>Reporter: WHEN YOU SAW THIS UNFOLDING WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? >>I STOPPED WHAT I WAS DOING, I DROPPED EVERYTHING. I WAS LIKE, MY SISTER WITH OUT THERE, I NEED TO GET TO HER. I WAS LAKE THIS CAN’T BE REAL. I HAD BUTTERFLIES. I FELT SICK. IT WAS A FEELING FOR WHAT IF WHAT IF NOT, UNPREDICTABLE BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. >>Reporter: SO KIM AND VANETTA, THAT’S JUST ONE FAMILY TOPPED BY THIS. RAW WORDS AND EMOTIONS. AND SHE GOT OUT OF HERE ALIVE. THINK ABOUT, THERE ARE PEOPLE WOULD DIED HERE TODAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE INJURED IN THIS. AND WHAT THOSE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. BUT IT JUSTIFIES GIVES YOU JUST AN IDEA OF HOW CHAOTIC, HOW EMOTIONAL THIS WAS FOR THOSE PEOPLE, THE MANY PEOPLE WHO WORK HERE TODAY, WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH, AND THAT’S JUST ANOTHER ASPECT OF THIS. IN ADDITION TO THE INVESTIGATION INTO IF WE EVER FIGURE IT OUT, WHY THIS HAPPENED HERE TODAY, WHY THIS PERSON OPENED FIRE. BUT THE IMPACT ON SO MANY LIVES HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY TODAY. >>ABSOLUTELY. MIKE, THANK YOU. I’M GLAD THAT WE GOT TO HEAR FROM KIM. >>A HAPPY REUNION. QUICKLY, MARY, I FOUND SOMETHING HERE I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE MIKE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE BEING ALLOWED TO LEAVE. THIS COMES FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT. IT SAYS AS PERSONNEL OF THE PERRYMAN FACILITY ARE REUNITED PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE PERRYMAN FACILITY OR ITS PARKING AREA UNTIL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CLEARS THE SCENE FOR ACCESS. SO IF YOU ARE OUT THERE AND YOU ARE GOING TO TRY AND FIND YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN’T GO BACK AND GET THEIR CAR, THEY CAN’T GO BACK AND GET ANYTHING UNTIL THAT ENTIRE AREA IS CLEARED. THAT COULD TAKE 24 HOURS EASILY. >>THAT’S GOOD INFORMATION. BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW, DID VANETTA DRIVE TO WORK? WE DON’T KNOW. GOOD INFORMATION. WE ARE GOING TO HEAD BACK TO RICK RITTER AS WE INCH CLOSER TO THE LATEST BRIEFING THAT’S COMING UP. >>Reporter: WE’RE HOPING IN 35 MINUTES OR SO THERE’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER MEDIA UPDATE AT 3:00. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET SOME ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS WE HAVE NOW BEEN WAITING HOURS FOR. SO MANY PEOPLE REACHING OUT, EVEN ON MY TWITTER ACCOUNT, ASKING MORE QUESTIONS. WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? WHAT IS THE SUSPECT’S IDENTITY? OBVIOUSLY THAT’S GOING TO TAKE AWHILE. VENGT ORSZ, THEY’RE THAT IN WAREHOUSE COMBING THROUGH EVERY INCH, TRYING TO GATHER MORE EVIDENCE. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE ATF BEING INVOLVED AND ALSO DIGGING INTO THE SUSPECT’S CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY THIS UNFOLDED. CHOPPER 13 WAS OVER THE SCENE A LITTLE WHILE AGO, GETTING VIDEO OF DOZENS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE BEING EVACUATED. THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING. WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSE ALL DAY LONG, DEPUTIES RESPONDING WITHIN FIVE MINUTES, GETTING TO THAT SCENE VERY QUICKLY, ALTHOUGH MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, MULTIPLE PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED, AND THE LONE SUSPECT HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BUT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. SO WE ARE EXPECTING AN UPDATE HERE IN ABOUT 35 MINUTES OR. SO 3:00 THIS IS THE MEDIA STAGE AREA OFF OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD AND SHORT LANE. HOPEFULLY WE’RE GOING TO GET MORE INFORMATION TO THESE QUESTIONS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. IMPORTANT TO NOTE, LAW ENFORCEMENT SAID THAT NO SHOTS WERE FIRED AND THAT IT WAS A LONE SUSPECT WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVE WAS A HANDGUN WHO IS NOW IN CUSTODY, AND AT LAST CHECK IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. >>RIGHT. THAT WILL BE UPDATED AS WELL IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR, WHETHER THAT SUSPECT HAS SURVIVED AND WHO HE OR SHE MAY BE. >>CORRECT. AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR INJURY. WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS TO THAT BUT AT LEAST SOMEBODY IS IN CUSTODY. >>IMPORTANT. NO SHOTS FIRED BY OFFICERS. >>CORRECT. >>THAT’S INSIGHTFUL. VERY QUICKLY, BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW, YOU MAY HAVE JUST TUNED IN, CATCHING UP ON SOME OF THE FACT. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS WORK IN THE FACILITY THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING THIS MORNING THERE IS A FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. IT IS AT 3633 LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD IN HAVRE DE GRACE. THAT’S ABOUT NINE MILES AWAY FROM THE FACILITY. THERE’S ALSO A NUMBER. IF YOU HAVE A PENCIL, 410-838- 5800. 838-5800. >>AS WE SAW FROM MIKE HELLGREN WITH KIM AND HER SISTER VANETTA, SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT BEING BUSSED TO THE REUNIFICATION CENTER. KIM WAS ABLE TO FIND HER SISTER ON SITE. LET’S GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN NOW THAT THE ROADS ARE OPEN AND EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING. MIKE. >>Reporter: SURE, AN UPDATE FROM HARFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS THAT THEY STILL HAVE NOT REOPENED THIS FACILITY. SO ALL THE WORKERS WHO HAD CARS PARKED IN HERE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM. WHILE THEY ARE TAKE THEM OVER TO KIM AT THAT REUNIFICATION CENTER THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS OR VEHICLES RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL PROCESSING THIS CRIME SCENE. SO STILL WHILE THERE IS NO THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY, IT IS STILL A CRIME SCENE THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON AND DOING INVESTIGATIVE WORK HERE. AS FAR AS WHAT WE’RE HOPING TO HEAR FROM THIS NEXT BRIEFING, MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUSPECT AND ALSO ABOUT THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS IN THIS CASE, BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE A FIRM NUMBER, AS WE HAD REPORTED EARLIER, THEY SAID THREE HAD DIED. HOWEVER, THE SHERIFF OFFICIALLY IS SAYING MULTIPLE WOUNDED, MULTIPLE FATALITIES. AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THEY WERE TAKEN TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT HOSPITALS, TRAUMA CENTERS IN THIS AREA, INCLUDING JOHNS HOPKINS BAYSWRIEWRKS DEVON, WHERE WE HEARD FROM A DOCTOR THERE. HE TALKED ABOUT THE FOUR VICTIMS TAKEN THERE AND HOW THEY RESPOND TO TRAGEDIES LIKE THIS. HOWEVER, HE DIDN’T — HE OBVIOUSLY IS NOT GIVING OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION OR EXACT INFORMATION ABOUT INJURIES OTHER THAN THESE WERE GUNSHOT WOUNDS. AND SO EMOTIONS ARE STILL RUNNING HIGH IN THIS AREA. PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. BUT AT LEAST FROM THE SCENE, WHAT WE CAN REPORT IS THAT THEY HAVE REOPENED ROADS, THE FACILITY AND THE PARKING AREA REMAINS CLOSED DOWN HERE. THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO REUNITE FAMILIES WITH EACH OTHER, AND THE POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THIS AND TRYING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND THEY HAVE RELEASED VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUSPECT BUT DID TELL THE PUBLIC THAT, HEY, YOU KNOW, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY, THERE’S NO THREAT HERE RIGHT NOW. >>WE WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING US RIGHT NOW THAT THE VIDEO THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW, NOT MIKE, HE’S LIVE, BUT THE OTHER VIDEO THAT YOU’RE WATCHING, THAT WAS FROM AWHILE AGO. OUR CHOPPER IS REFUELING RIGHT NOW. IF YOU SEE PEOPLE SLOWLY COMING OUT, THOSE PEOPLE VERY WELL MAY HAVE LEFT ALREADY. THIS IS FILE VIDEO FROM EARLIER, BUT IT DOES GIVE YOU A REAL SENSE OF WHAT AN ENORMOUS FACILITY THIS IS AND WHAT A CHALLENGE IT IS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GO IN NOW AND SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE AND SECURE THE SCENE. BUT IT APPEARS AS THOUGH THEY HAVE DONE IT JUST ENOUGH TO OPEN THE ROAD WHERE MIKE IS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ROADS. >>BEHIND MIKE WE SAW NOT TOO LONG AGO A RITE AID TRUCK ROLL OUT ALONG WITH THE MAINE PAPER COMPANY TRUCKS ROLL OUT. SO THERE WERE DRIVERS THERE WAITING FOR HOURS TO GET ON THE ROAD, AND WE SEE THAT IS NOW HAPPENING. TRUE EIGHT, CLOROX COMPANY, AND ZENITH FREIGHT LINES ALSO WITHIN THAT ENORMOUS FACILITY WITH HUNDREDS OF WORKERS. >>THAT VIDEO YOU ARE LOOKING AT WAS TAKEN EARLY TODAY BUT YOU SAW HOW PEOPLE, BY THE TIME THIS VIDEO WAS CAPTURED BY OUR CHOPPER, THE ALL-CLEAR HAD BEEN GIVEN IN TERMS OF THE DANGER, SO PEOPLE WERE CASUAL LEAVING BUILDINGS, I’M SURE BEG INTERVIEWED, IDENTIFIED. A NUMBER OF THEM WERE PUT ON SCHOOL BUSES AND TAKEN TO THE REUNIFICATION CENTER. OTHERS, AS WE SAW FROM THE WOMAN THAT MIKE JUST TALKED TO WERE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY THROUGH A GATE AND BE PICKED UP BY A FAMILY MARKS VERY HAPPY FAMILY MEMBER. >>WE HOPE THERE ARE MANY OF THOSE REUNIONS GOING ON, WHETHER THEY’RE AT THE SITE OR IN HAVRE DE GRACE WHERE THEY WERE TOLD TO GO AS WELL. THAT’S THE BEST PART OF WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY. >>YEAH, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, AND IT WILL BE SAID AGAIN BY EVERYONE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, ALL THE WAY TO THE GOVERNOR, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHO LIVE IN THIS STATE WITH YOU, THAT IF YOU HAD A FAMILY MEMBER WHO SIM PACT BY WHAT HAPPENED TODAY, INJURED OR KILLED, WE ARE SO SORRY. WE ARE SO VERY SORRY. >>STAY WITH US. OUR COVERAGE OF THIS WORKPLACE SHOOTING CONTINUES. >>>LIVE FROM TELEVISION HILL THIS IS WJZ BREAKING NEWS. >>AND THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO STAY WITH OUR COVERAGE OF THIS WORKPLACE SHOOTING THAT STARTED JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. >>THAT’S RIGHT. WE HAVE HAD OUR REPORTER WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE, MIKE HELLGREN, AND HE HAS BEEN THERE EVER SINCE. WE ALSO HAVE A REPORTER AT THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US AT 2:30, THINKING WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON, IT WAS A SHOOTING AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER AT A BUILDING ADJACENT TO THE IN A VERY LARGE INDUSTRIAL PARK. AT THIS POINT ALL WE KNOW IS THAT THERE WERE MULTIPLE VICTIMS WHO HAVE DIED, MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND MULTIPLE VICTIMS WHO WERE INJURED. “MULTIPLE” IS THE ONLY WORD WE’RE BEING GIVEN OFFICIAL. >>ONE OF THE INJURED IS THE. WE’RE TOLD THE SUSPECT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND IS IN CUSTODY BUT IS HOSPITALIZED. >>SO THIS LATE IN THE DAY THE SITUATION IS OVER. THERE IS NO DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDINGS THEMSELVES IT APPEAR HAVE BEEN SECURED, AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS TO FIND EACH OTHER AND KNOW THEY ARE OKAY. THAT REUNIFICATION CENTER IS VERY CLOSE TO WHERE OUR REPORTER KIMBERLY EATON IS STANDING RIGHT NOW. KIMBERLY. >>Reporter: DENISE, I KNOW AT THIS . IN THE DAY AS WE’RE WAITING ON INFORMATION WE CAN SOMETIMES SOUND ALMOST LIKE A BROKEN RECORD BUT THIS IS SOMETHING WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH. IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT WITH A FRIEND, A FAMILY AMERICAS A LOVED ONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN I AM PACKED BY THE SHOOTING, THIS MAY BE WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. THIS IS WHERE THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER IS SET UP, ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD AT THE VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNTY. THERE’S ALWAYS HOTLINE YOU CAN CALL TO GET MORE INFORMATION. I’M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN. THAT IS POSTED ON WJZ.COM. BUT THE HOTLINE AND THE CENTER ARE SPECIFICALLY SET UP FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND RECONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, IF YOU THINK THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN IMPACTED IN ANY WAY. THIS IS AT THE VOLUNTEER FIRE HOUSE. DENISE HAS SAID THIS EARLY ON AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THAT THE VIOLENCE THAT WE HAVE SEEN IS IN NO WAY A REFLECTION OF THE HARFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY. EVERY TIME WE COME UP HERE THE PEOPLE COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASANT. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW, PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO HEAR OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE HAVE SEEN CHURCH MEMBERS SHOW UP. THEY WANT TO HELP PROVIDE THE MENTAL HEALTHCARE AND THE SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW, STRANGERS. BUT THEIR NEIGHBORS IN THIS COUNTY. WE HAVE ALSO TALKED TO AGENCIES HERE IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY. WE HAVE SEEN DIFFERENT VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES ASSISTING. WE HAVE SEEN THE RED CROSS HERE ON SCENE. THEY ARE DOING THINGS LIKE MAKING SURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE WAITING FOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS OR EVEN BEING BUSSED IN STILL FROM THE SCENE, THEY ARE MAKING SURE THAT THEY HAVE THINGS LIKE FOOD AND WATER, THAT THEY ARE STAYING OUT OF THE SUN AS IT IS GETTING HOTTER OUT THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THEY’RE ALSO PROVIDING SOME LONGER TERM RESOURCES. LISTEN TO THIS SEGMENT FROM OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. >>I THINK THE NICE PART IS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BE ON SITE BECAUSE OF THOSE PARTNERSHIPS, TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION NOW IF THEY’RE READY, OR WE WILL FOLLOW THEM THROUGH WITH CASEWORK SO THEY ARE READY TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION. OUR CASEWORKERS NOT ONLY WORK TODAY BUT INTO THE FUTURE UNTIL OUR INDIVIDUALS FIND THEIR NEW NORMAL. >>Reporter: WERE YOU GUYS OUT HERE WHEN THE EDGE WOOD SHOOTING HAPPENED AS WELL? >>WE WERE. WE WERE. IT’S A FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE TO SEE THE REPEAT, AND IT’S HEARTFELT TO THE COMMUNITY. IT’S HEARTFELT TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO MANAGE THE SITUATIONS. IT’S A SHAME TO NEED THEM. >>KIMBERLY, WE ARE BACK LIVE. >>Reporter: ONE MOMENT. >>NO PROBLEM. >>Reporter: THANK YOU, MA’AM. WE’RE HEARING FROM SOMEONE THAT — ABOUT THE DIFFERENT BUILDINGS THAT WERE EVACUATED THIS MORNING AS POLICE WERE WORKING TO CLEAR THE SCENE. AGAIN, THESE ARE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE TO PICK UP THEIR LOVED ONES. AND AS THEY LEAVE WE HAVE SEEN DIFFERENT CHURCHES, DIFFERENT GROUPS WANTING TO HELP THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED. WE ALSO SPOKE WITH A BISHOP FROM A LOCAL CONGREGATION A FEW MINUTES AGO. HE SAYS THAT SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO WORK AT RIGHT AIDE DISTRIBUTION CENTER, THAT THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION. HE DOESN’T KNOW IN WHAT CAPACITY. HE DOESN’T KNOW IF THEY WERE EVEN AT WORK TODAY BUT HE DROPPED EVERYTHING HE WAS DOING ON THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO COME PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE HE CAN, IF IT’S THAT MENTAL HEALTHCARE KIND OF THING OR JUST A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON. HE DIDN’T GET PAST THE BARRICADE. HE IS IN THERE NOW. IT JUST SPEAKS TO WHAT THIS COMMUNITY IS GOING THROUGH BUT ALSO HOW THEY ARE WORKING TO HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH WHAT COULD BE A VERY LONG HEALING PROCESS. DENISE. >>THANK YOU, KIMBERLY. >>THAT HEALING PROCESS, AS WE HEARD EARLIER, OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE REACHING OUT TO THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SAYING WE KNOW YOU, TOO, WILL BE SUFFERING FROM WHAT YOU SAW TODAY. >>WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF REACHING OUT IN A DIFFERENT CAPACITY. HE SENT OUT A TWEET SAYING IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT COULD BE HELPFUL IN THE INVESTIGATION OF TODAY’S SHOOTINGS, PLEASE CALL THAT NUMBER, 410-838-5800 TO PASS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO DETECTIVES. SO THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HELP AND INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY, EMPLOYEES WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED IT OR KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED, INJURED, HURT. THEY NEED SOME MORE INFORMATION. >>RIGHT THAT NUMBER DOWN, BECAUSE AUS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IDENTITIES OF PERHAPS THE SUSPECT OR SOME OF THE VICTIMS THAT MAY TRIGGER SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY HAVE BUT THAT YOU DON’T KNOW YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW. AGAIN, WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM HOPKINS BAYVIEW IN A FEW MOMENTS ABOUT THE FOUR VICTIMS TAKEN THERE. THEY WERE TAKEN THERE BECAUSE THAT WAS THE CLOSEST TRAUMA CENTER TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME. AND IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES WE WILL HEAR FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THEY SAY THEY WILL GIVE US A BRIEFING IN AROUND 20 MINUTES. >>FOR NOW WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN. HE HAS BEEN LIVE ON THE SCENE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AS THIS CONTINUES TO UNFOLD AND CHANGE. MIKE. >>Reporter: MARY, THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AS YOU WERE SAYING, IS ASKING FOR INFORMATION. ANYTHING IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL HERE AS THEY TRY TO PIECE THIS TOGETHER. AFTER THE OTHER WORKPLACE SHOOTING 11 MONTHS AGO, THE SUSPECT IN THAT CASE, RODNEY PRINCE, WHO HAS YET TO GO TO TRIAL, I TALKED TO HIS SISTER AFTERWARDS. AND SHE SAID THAT HE HAD A LONG HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL WARNING SIGNS THAT SHE WAS SCARED OF HIM, AND SO SHE SAID IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS HAPPENED POLICE CONTACTED HER FAMILY. THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT WHO WAS GOING TO BE THE NEXT VICTIM. HE WENT UP TO NEWARK, DELAWARE, AND SHOT A MAN AT A CAR DEALERSHIP THAT HE HAD A PREVIOUS BEEF WITH. SO IT’S IMPORTANT IN THOSE CRITICAL FIRST HOURS AFTER SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO GET AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE. LET’S GO TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW WHERE DOCTORS ARE PROVIDING AN UPDATE ON THE FOUR VICTIMS BROUGHT THERE EARLIER TODAY. OH, THAT’S GOING TO HAIN JUST A MOMENT. JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW HOLDING THAT PRESS CONFERENCE. I WAS TALKING ABOUT RODNEY PRINCE AND THE IN THE OTHER SHOOTING WHO HAS YET TO GO ON TRIAL HERE IN MARYLAND. AND SO TRYING TO PIECE — >>I’M THE TRAUMA MEDICAL DIRECTOR HERE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER. JUST AS AN UPDATE FROM THIS MORNING’S BRIEFING, WE DID RECEIVE FOUR PATIENTS THIS MORNING FROM THE INCIDENT UP IN ABERDEEN. ALL FOUR OF THEM CAME TO OUR TRAUMA CENTER WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS. I CAN TELL YOU NOW THAT TWO ARE STABLE AND DOING WELL. AND TWO ARE VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED. WE’RE STILL AWAITING CONFIRMATION THAT THE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR PRESENCE HERE AND THEIR INJURIES. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] >>I WASN’T THERE SO I COULDN’T TELL YOU. >>Reporter: DO YOU HAVE ANY UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING ONE OF THE VICTIMS IS THE PERSON THAT SHOT? >>I WASN’T THERE. THEY’RE ALL PATIENTS TO US. WE TAKE CARE OF THEM AND THE INJURIES HAVE. >>Reporter: THE TWO THAT ARE STABLE, HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED? >>I BELIEVE THEY SPOKE TO AUTHORITIES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM. BUT I DIDN’T ASK THEM SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE EVENTS. >>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] >>THEY’RE INJURED — PRETTY MUCH TORSO. >>Reporter: ANY SHOT IN THE HEAD? >>THERE WERE SOME SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. >>Reporter: ARE THERE IF I MORE SURGERIES COMING UP FOR ANY OF THESE PATIENTS? >>I THINK THAT’S UP TO THEM TO DISCLOSE WHETHER OR NOT — WOULD THEIR CARE WILL ENTAIL. I WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THE PRIVACY OF THE FAMILIES AND THEIR FAMILIES. >>Reporter: ARE THEY IN THE ICU THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER? >>SO THEY’RE UNDERGOING CARE. >>Reporter: ARE ANY OF THE PATIENTS STILL IN SURGERY, OR IS EVERYONE OUT? >>EVERYBODY IS OUT OF SURGERY. >>Reporter: CAN YOU TELL US IF THEY’RE MEN, WOMEN? >>AGAIN, UNTIL WE KNOW ALL THE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED, I DON’T WANT TO GIVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS. >>Reporter: WAS ANYONE SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES? >>AS BEST AS I RECALL, EACH ADD SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND. >>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] >>I’M SORRY, DIDN’T HEAR YOU. >>Reporter: IN AN INCIDENT LIKE THIS, IS IT COMMON PRACTICE TO HAVE SECURITY THERE? >>I THINK UNTIL WE KNOW THE EVENTS AND THE MOTIVATION, IT’S ALWAYS CAUTIOUS TO HAVE SECURITY FOR THEIR SAFETY AND ALSO FOR OUR HOSPITAL PERSONNEL’S SAFETY. >>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] >>IT IS POSSIBLE. >>Reporter: [INAUDIBLE] >>SINCE THE EVENTS WERE NOT — DETAILS OF THE EVENT WERE NOT KNOWN, FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND HOSPITAL SAFETY WE HAD ADDITIONAL SECURITY THAT WAS PRESENT BEYOND WHAT IS NORMALLY HERE. SO I DON’T KNOW THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANY MORE UPDATES. BUT IF THERE’S ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, YOU CAN REFER TO HOSPITAL MEDIA RELATIONS. THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT, WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN AFTER JUST HEARING FROM DR. FANG AT HOPKINS BAY VIEW TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THE INJURIES INVOLVED. I KNOW YOU WERE LISTENING ALONG AS WELL. IT SOUNDS LIKE FOUR PATIENTS, TWO ARE NOW STABLE, EVERYBODY IS OUT OF SURGERY AND RECOVERING. >>Reporter: TWO STABLE, TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED. HE SAID THERE WERE SOME INJURIES TO THE TORSO. EACH ONE ADD SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND. YOU HEARD HIM MULTIPLE TIMES SAY HE WANTS TO BE RESPECT FOSSIL THEIR PRIVACY. WE ALSO DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE SECURITY SITUATION AND SOMETHING THAT DID HE VOND BEEN TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS SECURITY AT THE HOSPITAL. HE HAD SAID THAT THEY HAVE ADDITIONAL SECURITY THERE, MORE THAN THEY NORMALLY WOULD HAVE, BECAUSE HE SAID UNTIL THEY KNOW ALL THE MOTIVATIONS IN THIS, THEY THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE PROPER SECURITY FOR THEIR PATIENTS AND FOR THEIR STAFF THERE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW. NO OTHER HOSPITALS THAT I’M AWARE OF HAVE HELD ANY PRESS CONFERENCE OR HAVE PROVIDED AS MUCH INFORMATION AS JHU BAYVIEW HAS. BUT WE KNOW THAT THAT’S NOT THE ONLY HOSPITAL THAT HAS BEEN TREATING PATIENT WHO WERE WOUNDED IN THIS. WE STILL DON’T HAVE AN EXACT NUMBER OF VICTIMS, BECAUSE THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE DIDN’T PROVIDE ONE AT THE LAST UPDATE BUT MAY AT THIS UPDATE THAT IS COMING UP. SO THE FOUR VICTIMS THERE AT JHU BAYVIEW, AND THERE WERE OTHER FACILITIES WHERE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN. WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN. THEY HAVE DESCRIBED — THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS DESCRIBED THE SUSPECT AS BEG IN CUSTODY BUT IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND RECEIVING TREATMENT FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND. THEY SAY THAT AN OFFICER DID NOT FIRE AT THE SUSPECT, BUT THE SUSPECT WAS WOUNDED HERE AT THE SCENE AND WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT LAST UPDATE. IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN DEVELOP RAY AT THIS TIME OR EVEN BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK OR WHETHER INVESTIGATORS HAVE TRIED TO SPEAK TO THE SUSPECT AT THIS POINT AND WHAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO GLEAN ABOUT THE MOAT VAISMGHTS BUT A BRIEF UPDATE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW. WE’RE HEARING FROM HIM THAT TWO PEOPLE WERE VERY SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THIS. THEY ARE ALL OUT OF SURGERY, BUT HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT TERPS OR PROVIDE MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGNOSIS BECAUSE HE WANTED TO RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO WERE INJURED. BACK TO YOU. >>MIKE, IF YOU CAN STAY WITH US, SOME OF THAT NOTIFICATION MAY STILL BE ONGOING. YOU WITNESSED, THOUGH, A VERY NICE REUNION BETWEEN TWO SISTERS, VANETTA AND KIM WHO WERE JUST ELATED TO SEE EACH OTHER. DESCRIBE THE WORRY THAT KIM SPOKE ABOUT, THE KNOT IN HER STOMACH, NOT KNOWING WHETHER HER SISTER WAS OKAY OR NOT.>>Reporter: OF COURSE IT’S A MASS SHOOTING BUT WHO THINKS IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WHERE THEY ARE? SHE WAS WORRIED THAT HER SISTER WAS POSSIBLY ONE OF THE VICTIMS. THANKFULLY HER SISTER WASN’T, BUT SHE ACTUALLY WANTED TO COME HERE TO THE SCENE. SHE WAS GOING TO RESCUE OR TRY TO GET IN CONTACT WITH HER SISTER. SHE WAS BOUND AND DETERMINED, AND AS SOON AS THAT ROAD OPENED UP, THEY WERE REUNITED. LET’S LISTEN AGAIN TO WHAT BOTH OF THEM HAD TO TELL US. >>Reporter: HOW GOOD DID IT FEEL TO BE OUT? >>SO GOOD. I’M SO GLAD I’M OUT OF THERE BECAUSE IT’S DEVASTATING TO WORK LIKE THAT AND OTHER PEOPLE KNOW PEOPLE. I’M A TWO-MONTH ASSOCIATE. AND I’M REALLY FRESH, BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND EVERYONE IS WALKING AROUND MOPING AND GRIEVING FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T LIVE. >>Reporter: DID YOU HEAR ANY GUNFIRE? >>NO, I DIDN’T. ACTUALLY I’M GLAD I DIDN’T. >>Reporter: COULD YOU SHARE YOUR NAME? >>MY NAME IS VANETTA JOHNSON. THIS IS MY OLDEST SISTER. >>Reporter: HOW EMOTIONAL WAS THIS FOUR? >>I CRIED FOR AWHILE, AND MY MOTHER, LISTENING TO MY MOTHER, IT WAS LIKE, IS MY SISTER HERE OR WAS SHE NOT? I CAN’T GET A TEXT, I CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WITH THE WAREHOUSE. THE NEXT THING TO DO IS RIDE OUT HERE AND COME GET HER. THAT’S WHAT I DID. >>Reporter: WE’VE SEEN TOO MUCH OF THIS. >>TOO MUCH. JUST NOT ENOUGH LOVE IF YOU ASK ME. I CAN’T PUT MY MIND ON. THIS I CAN’T SAY WHY THEY THINK LIKE. THAT I’M JUST GLAD MY SISTER WAS OKAY. >>Reporter: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO SEE HER? >>HEY, I RAN TO HER. WE MIGHT TALK EVERY DAY BUT THAT’S MY GOD DANG OLD SISTER, AND LOVE IS REAL SO WE CAME AND GOT MY SISTER. I WAS GOING TO PUT A SHIELD ON HER TO GET HER, YOU UNDERSTAND. >>Reporter: TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED. YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOUR SISTER ALL MORNING? >>I’VE BEEN CALLING, AND THEY SAID OVER HERE, DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS, THERE’S NO SHOOTING. I’M LIKE, YES, IT IS, VANETTA, I’M ON MY WAY TO GET YOU. AT FIRST WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER, THEN THE FIRE HOUSE. I SAID, WE’RE GETTING THE RUN AROUND. I JUST DON’T KNOW IF MY SISTER IS OKAY UNTIL I GET TO TALK TO HER. >>Reporter: WHAT DID YOU GUYS SAY? >>I SAID, VANETTA, THERE’S A SHOOTER OUT THERE. AND SHE SAID, THERE AIN’T NO SHOOTER. I SAID YES THERE. MY MOM HAD TO CALL THE LAW AND GET THEM TO RELEASE HER CHILD. >>Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE? >>I WAS LIKE, MY SISTER WORKS OVER THERE. THIS CAN’T BE REAL. I HAD BUTTERFLIES. I FELT SICK. IT’S LIKE A FEELING OF WOULD HAVE FOR WOULD HAVE NOT. IT’S LIKE UNPREDICTABLE BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. >>Reporter: SO AGAIN, HER RAW EMOTIONS AFTER LEAVING HERE. AND WE ACTUALLY HAD HEARD THEM, WHEN THEY WERE REUNITED WE HEARD THE SCREAMING JUST RIGHT ACROSS THE WAY. WE RAN OVER. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT THAT WAS LIKE. THEY WERE VERY GRACIOUS TO SPEAK TO US. AS I SAID EARLIER, JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF ONE FAMILY WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED LIKE THIS. THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY THIS WOULD HAPPEN, AND HOPEFULLY THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL PROVIDE SOME MORE INFORMATION, AS WE TOLD AWE FEW MOMENTS AGO. THEY ARE ASKING THAT ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CALL THEM BECAUSE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR ANY PIECE OF THIS PUZZLE. I’M SURE THEY GOT A LOT OF INFORMATION BUT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP SHED SOME LIGHT INTO WHY THIS HAPPENED. THEY’RE ASKING THAT PEOPLE CALL THEM IF THEY CAN HELP IN THIS INVESTIGATION, AND MIGHT HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT COULD PIECE THIS PUZZLE TOGETHER, AND WE HOPE TO LEARN MORE. IT’S 2:48 NOW, SO RIGHT AROUND 3:00 WE’RE HOPING TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT WHO HAS NOT BEEN NAMED AS OF THIS POINT. >>BUT IS IN CUSTODY IN THE HOSPITAL. MIKE, THANK YOU. >>WE ARE NOW INTO ALMOST OUR SIXTH HOUR OF COVERAGE OF THIS SINCE THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. WE’VE GOTTEN A NUMBER OF BRIEFINGS. LET’S GO BACK TO DEVON AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW WHERE THERE WAS A NEWS CONFERENCE A FEW MOMENTS AGO. DEVON. >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, VIC. WE KNOW, AND WE HAVE KNOWN ALL AFTERNOON, THAT THERE ARE FOUR PATIENTS FROM THIS INCIDENT THAT ARE HERE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW. NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE UPDATE. TWO OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE STABLE. WE KNOW THAT THEY WILL POSSIBLY BE RELEASED SOON. WE ALSO KNOW THAT POLICE HAVE TALKED TO THEM ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE. ANOTHER TWO OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED. DR. FANG SAYS THAT THERE WERE VERY SERIOUS INJURIES HERE. EACH PERSON HAD ONE GUNSHOT WOUND. SOME OF THEM WERE IN THE TORSO. HOWEVER, THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL UNDERGOING CARE. WE KNOW EVERYBODY IS OUT OF SURGERY SO FAR. BUT THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO CONTACT THE FAMILIES OF THE PATIENT SO THAT THEY KNOW THEIR LOVED ONE IS HERE AND RECEIVING CARE, AND WE ALSO ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OR NOT THE SHOOTER IS HERE. THAT’S SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR AN UPDATE ON. WE KNOW THAT THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND IN A HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH HOSPITAL. THE DOCTOR WOULD NOT SAY, UNDERSTANDABLY DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM THE POLICE INVESTIGATION. SOME OF THAT INFORMATION IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME FROM POLICE. AS MIKE SAID WE’RE GOING TO HAVE AN UPDATE IN ABOUT 11 MINUTES OR SO. WE ARE STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOTER. WE STILL DO NOT KNOW THE NAMES, THE AGES, THE GENDERS OR MUCH ELSE ABOUT THE PATIENTS HERE A, ONLY THEIR CONDITIONS. TWO STABLE, TWO IN SERIOUS CONDITION. THOSE ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE THE COMING HOURS AND DAYS. DR. FANG SAID THEY ARE UNLIKELY TO BE GIVING US MORE UPDATES IN THE FUTURE AS TO THESE PATIENTS’ CONDITIONS. >>DID HE VORNTION BASED UPON WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED THERE AT THE SCENE AT JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW HOSPITAL, HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE, BASED UPON HOW THEY TRIAGE THE PATIENTS, ARE THE WORST OF THE PATIENTS SEPTEMBER THERE AS OPPOSED TO OTHER FACILITIES? WE DO KNOW THAT OTHER FACILITIES WERE AT LEAST ON ALERT FOR OTHER PATIENTS TO BE COMING IN. >>Reporter: WE WERE TOLD THAT THEY WERE PREPARED AND READY AS SOON AS THEY HEARD THERE WAS A MASS SHOOTING TO INTAKE MANY PATIENTS. AND THEY WERE READY TO TRIAGE THEM AND GET THEM INTO TREATMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHEN THEY ONLY GOT FOUR PATIENTS HERE, THEY SAY THAT AFTER THEY STARTED TREATING THEM AND GETTING THEM INTO SURGERY, GETTING THEM WHERE THEY NEEDED TO IT WAS BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL. SO THEY WERE PREPARED FOR A MASS RESPONSE TO THIS SITUATION, AND THEY ONLY RECEIVED FOUR PATIENTS HERE. SO THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH BIGGER SITUATION HAD THEY RECEIVED MORE. >>A SAD SITUATION THAT THEY HAVE TO BE PREPARED BUT WE’RE GLAD THAT THEY ARE. TOO MANY CASES WHERE MULTIPLE CASES OF INJURIES HAVE OCCURRED. >>ABSOLUTELY. AND HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS CAUTIONING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR WATCH THE NEWS, AND WE’RE REPORTING WHAT THEY ARE GIVING TO US AND WE’RE WAITING FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THEM, BECAUSE THERE ARE RUMORS AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO JUST HAVE THE FACT. THEY ALSO ASKED 20 MINUTES AGO IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TO SHOOTING TO CALL 911, TO HAVE DETECTIVES TAKE YOUR NAME, YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION SO THEY CAN CONTINUE THIS INVESTIGATION. >>NO DETAIL IS TOO SMALL ON A CASE LIKE THIS. >>ABSOLUTELY. >>IF YOU SAW ANYTHING, YOU WERE IN THE AREA, WHATEVER. LET’S GO BACK TO MIKE HELLGREN. AS WE AWAIT MORE INFORMATION, MIKE, ARE YOU GETTING THE SENSE NOW THAT THINGS HAVE CALMED DOWN DRAMATICALLY, AND WHAT’S NEXT IN THIS INVESTIGATION? >>Reporter: YEAH, THEY ARE, VIC. WHILE YOU CAN SEE THIS BIG RIG BEHIND ME, THEY HAVE A LOT OF TRUCKS THAT HAD BEEN BATTLED UP WHILE THEY HAD THE ROADS CLOSED FOR QUITE SOME TIME, BUT THEY STILL HAVE THE ACTUAL FACILITY WHERE THIS HAPPENED IS CLOSED OFF. SO PEOPLE CAN’T GO BACK AND GET THEIR CARS AT THIS POINT. THEY CAN’T GO BACK AND GET THEIR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. THAT WILL COME LATER BECAUSE THEY’RE STILL PROCESSING THE CRIME SCENE. IF WE CAN GO INTO A TIMELINE, 9:06 IS WHEN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THOSE FIRST CALLS FOR HELP CAME IN. THEY SAID THEY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. SO BY 9:11. AND THEN OTHER AGENCIES ALSO RESPONDED QUICKLY. THE ATF, FBI, OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPONDED, AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT, NEIGHBORING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES RESPONDED. THEY WERE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THE VICTIMS TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW, FOUR OF THEM. WE ALSO HAVE HEARD THERE IS AT LEAST ONE PATIENT IN DELAWARE. WE DON’T KNOW, AS DEVON WAS TELLING YOU, WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE SUSPECT, BUT WE KNOW THE SUSPECT WAS INJURED AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. MAYBE WE WILL GET AN UPDATE ON THAT LATER. BUT THEY BROUGHT IN FOUR DIFFERENT SCHOOL BUSES TO TRY TO EVACUATE PEOPLE WHO WERE INSIDE AND TRY TO CLEAR THE SCENE. THEY BROUGHT THEM TO A REUNIFICATION CENTER. WE SAW THE MEDEVAC, THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER LAND HERE, TAKE A PATIENT OR MORE, AND FLY THEM OFF TO HELP. AND ANOTHER ASPECT OF THIS, GOVERNOR HOGAN HAD PLEDGED TO WORK WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS TO PROVIDE ALL THE SUPPORT THAT HE CAN. AND RIGHT NOW WE ARE HEARING FROM GOVERNOR HOGAN FOR THE FIRST TIME. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY MOMENTS AGO. >>I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH COUNTY EXECUTIVE GLASSMAN AND SHERIFF GAYLOR AND STATE POLICE AND OTHER AGENCIES THAT ARE ASSISTING. I JUST WANT TO SAY MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE VICTIMS AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE INJURED AND THEIR FAMILIES. >>Reporter: SO GOVERNOR HOGAN SPEAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO. THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE HERE HAD SAID THE SAME THING, THAT HE BRIEFED THE GOVERNOR AND THE GOVERNOR OFFERED TO PROVIDE ANY HELP HE COULD. WE HAVE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF LAWMAKERS WITH PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS, THOSE WHO DIED, THOSE WERE WOUNDED. ALSO SOME TALKING ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE, MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT THAT ABOUT HOW THERE HAVE BEEN WAY TOO MANY OF THESE HAPPENING HERE IN THIS COUNTY, JUST THREE IN RECENT MEMORY THAT WERE HIGH PROFILE. THAT’S NOT EVEN TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT WE SAW IN ANNAPOLIS WITH THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING, AND THEN THE GREAT MILLS SHOOTING IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND WHERE I WAS ALSO AT THAT SCENE. IT’S TRAGIC TO SEE THIS AGAIN HAPPENING, AND IT BEARS REPEATING JUST AGAIN THAT WE — THERE’S NO DANGER HERE TO THE PUBLIC, AND I THINK YOU ASKED ME AT THE VERY BEGINNING, DO YOU NOTICE A SENSE THAT THINGS ARE A LITTLE LESS CHAOTIC, OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE. AND REALLY, WHEN THEY START REOPENING ALL THESE ROADS, YOU COULD REALLY TELL THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT, OKAY, THEY’RE STILL PROCESSING THIS CRIME SCENE, BUT THEY’RE ALLOWING PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT CLOSER HERE, AND THEY’RE — THEY ALLOWED PEOPLE TO LEE, AND VERY RELIEVED PEOPLE. FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, THERE’S A LARGER RITE AID BUILDING. IT HAPPENED IN A SMALLER ADJACENT SUPPORT BUILDING. STILL, THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH THAT BUILDING AND MAKE SURE THERE WAS AN ALL-CLEAR AND HAD ASKED PEOPLE TO CALL THE EMERGENCY NUMBER IF THEY WERE STILL INSIDE. WE PRESUME THEY’VE GOTTEN EVERYONE OUT NOW. A NUMBER OF THEM HAVE BEEN TO THAT REUNIFICATION CENTER, AND WE EAR AWAITING FOR AN UPDATE FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE MOMENTARILY WHERE WE EXPECT TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT AND ABOUT VICTIMS. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MIKE. IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN TERMS OF DISSEMINATING INFORMATION AND UNFORTUNATELY DISSEMINATING MISINFORMATION. IT’S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO OFFICIAL SOURCES FOR INFORMATION COMING FROM CASES LIKE THIS. LET’S GO TO JESSICA KARTALIJA IN THE CUBE. SHE’S BEEN MONITORING SOME OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WHAT’S BEING SAID RIGHT NOW ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CASE. JESSICA. >>HARFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT TWEETED OUT A SHORT TIME AGO AS PERSONNEL OF THE PERRYMAN FACILITY ARE REUNITED PLEASE NOTE THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE PERRYMAN FACILITY OR ITS PARKING AREA UNTIL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CLEARS THE SCENE FOR ACCESS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO AVOID THAT AREA. THAT MIGHT ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTION AS TO WHY IT TOOK FAMILY MEMBERS SO LONG TO HEAR FROM LOVED ONES. PERHAPS THEY DON’T HAVE THEIR PHONE. THE HARFORD SHERIFF TWEETED, IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT COULD BE HELPFUL PLEASE CALL 410-838- 5800 TO PASS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO DETECTIVES. AND FINALLY, ONE FROM ELIJAH CUMMINGS. I AM PRAYING FOR THE VICTIMS AND FAMILY IN ABERDEEN, AND I THANK THE FIRST RESPONDERS FOR THEIR IMMEDIATE ACTION. IT IS ABSURD HOW OFTEN WE MUST SAY THIS, BUT WE CANNOT ALLOW THESE MASS SHOOTINGS TO BECOME OUR NEW NORMAL. WE MUST KEEP FIGHTING TO STOP THIS. SO CERTAINLY A LOT OF EMOTION TODAY SURROUNDING THIS, AND, OF COURSE, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE LOVED ONES WHO WERE VICTIMS OF TODAY’S SHOOTING. BACK TO YOU. >>ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU. I KNOW, VIC, I WAS TELLING DENISE EARLIER, I WAS ON FACEBOOK AND I SAW A WOMAN POST A QUESTION, JUST SAYING, HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM MY BROTHER, I CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM, HE WORKS THERE. I MESSAGED HER, AND WE WERE MESSAGING IS BACK AND FORTH, AND I SAID, HAVE YOU HEARD FROM YOUR BROTHER? AND SHE SAID NO. AND THEN SHE SAID, HE JUST TEXTED ME, HE’S ALIVE. I CAN’T IMAGINE THE ANXIETY, WAITING HOURS, NOT KNOWING ABOUT A LOVED ONE. >>ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS A REMOTE LOCATION. THIS IS THE KIND OF PLACE WHERE YOU WOULD NEVER IMAGINE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING. BUT UNFORTUNATELY NOWADAYS WE REALIZE IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME, AND FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE ANXIETY OF GOING THROUGH THESE DRILLS AND PREPARING FOR JUST THIS TYPE OF THING. >>IT WAS JUST 11 MONTHS AGO THAT AT ADVANCED GRANITE SOLUTIONS THEY HAD THE EXACT THING HAPPEN, THE DIFFERENCE BEING THAT THE SUSPECT WAS ON THE RUN FOR HOURS AND HOURS AFTERWARDS, SO THE WHOLE AREA AROUND EDGEWOOD WAS REALLY ON LOCKDOWN FOR MUCH LONGER THAN IN THIS SITUATION WHERE THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY. >>WE EASED THREE MASS SHOOTINGS. THE ONE AT GREAT MILLS HIGH SCHOOL, THE ONE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT NOW, AND, OF COURSE, THE CAPITAL GAZETTE. AS CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS SAYS, WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO >>WE ARE ABOUT 4 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE LATEST PRESS BRIEFING FROM THE DEPUTIES AND WE WILL GET THE LATEST INFORMATION AND FOR RIGHT NOW WE WILL GO TO KIMBERLY. SHE HAS BEEN WITNESSING SOME OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARRIVING AT THE REUNIFICATION CENTER HOPING TO SEE THEIR LOVED ONES. KIMBERLY?>>WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A FEW HOURS AT THIS POINT IN WITHIN THE LAST FEW HOURS WE HAVE WATCHED A LOT OF PEOPLE DRIVING DOWN HERE AND DRIVING DOWN THE LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD TO THE FIREHOUSE THAT HAS BECOME THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. AND NOW WE ARE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE COME OUT WITH MORE PEOPLE IN THEIR CARS SEEMINGLY FOLKS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AND NOW THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO. THEM UP FROM THE REUNIFICATION CENTER. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN TALKING TO SOME OF THESE FOLKS AS THEY COME OUT AND HAVE HEARD FROM TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE AT THIS POINT TELLING US THAT THEY HAVE HEARD FROM THEIR LOVED ONES WHO ARE NOT HERE BUT THEY WERE AT WORK TODAY AND THAT THE SHOOTING MAY HAVE HAPPENED IN ONE OF THE SUB BUILDINGS ON THE RITE AID PROPERTY. THERE’S AND THEIR HEARING FROM THEIR LOVED ONES THAT IT WAS NOT THE MAIN BUILDING BUT A SUB BUILDING. WE ARE SAYING THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WORK AT THIS FACILITY BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE BUILDING? WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR WORD FROM INVESTIGATORS AND WE HAVE TO WAIT TO CONFIRM IF THAT IS THE CASE. AGAIN WE HAVE HEARD THAT FROM TWO SEPARATE PEOPLE AND THEY TOLD US THAT THEIR LOVED ONES ARE SAFE THIS AFTERNOON.>>WE ALSO SPOKE WITH A GENTLEMAN WHO CAME HERE AND HE HAD WORKED AT RITE AID FOR EIGHT YEARS AND HE HAS BEEN RETIRED. BUT HE CAME HERE TO CHECK ON HIS FORMER COWORKERS. PEOPLE THAT HE KNOW THAT STILL WORK AT RITE AID. HE WORKED SECURITY THERE FOR EIGHT YEARS. HE HAS SOME DEEP CONNECTIONS AND HE TELLS US THAT IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK. AND TRULY IN THIS DAY AND AGE, WE HAVE SEEN THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN ANY PLACE AND ANYWHERE. LOTS OF STORIES COMING OUT OF THIS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH QUESTIONS AND STILL WAITING TO CONNECT WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. YOU CAN COME HERE AND THIS IS THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. YOU CAN SEE IT DOWN HERE BEHIND US ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. I KNOW WE HAVE SAID THIS BUT IT IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN. THERE IS ALSO A HOTLINE THAT YOU CAN CALL AND WE CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO RECONNECT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. THAT IS POSTED ON WJZ.COM. AGAIN, THIS IS STILL OPEN AND THERE ARE MANY RESOURCES DOWN THERE AND HAVE SEEN THE BUSES COMING IN WITH A LOT OF FOLKS DOWN THERE. IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT WITH THE LOVED ONE, THIS IS THE PLACE YOU MAY WANT TO BE.>>THANK YOU, KIMBERLY. THE HOTLINE IS ALSO THE PLACE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION TO CALL. >>OKAY NOW LET’S GO BACK TO MIKE. HE HAS BEEN AT THAT LOCATION RIGHT OUTSIDE THE PLACE WHERE IT ALL TOOK PLACE THIS MORNING. OF COURSE WE ARE WAITING ON OUR NEWS CONFERENCE RIGHT NOW AND WHAT INFORMATION ARE YOU EXPECTING TO HEAR FROM THE SHERIFF’S WITH THIS NEWS CONFERENCE WHEN IT DOES TAKE PLACE? >>WE ARE HOPING TO HEAR MORE OBVIOUSLY ABOUT THE SUSPECT. WE DON’T KNOW IF POLICE WILL NAME THE SUSPECT. ALL THAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW IS THAT IT WAS A LONE PERSON WITH A HANDGUN WHO WAS INJURED NOT BY POLICE AND WHO IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. MORE INFORMATION ON THAT AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MOTIVE AND EXACTLY JUST SOME DETAILS AND HOW THIS UNFOLDED. WE KNOW WHERE IT HAPPENED BUT WE JUST DON’T KNOW HOW. WAS IT OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING ARE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING? AND DID THE PERSON — OR WHAT CONNECTION DOES THE PERSON HAVE HERE? IS IT SOMEONE WHO HAD WORKED HERE OR HAS TIES HERE AND IS A DISGRUNTLED PERSON? WE DON’T KNOW. TO PUT THIS TOGETHER AND IT WILL EVENTUALLY COME OUT. BUT WE HOPE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IT. AND MAYBE SOME NUMBERS ON EXACTLY HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED OR WHO DIED IN THIS. BECAUSE WE HAVE HEARD MULTIPLE PEOPLE WOUNDED AND MULTIPLE FATALITIES. WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN AN EXACT NUMBER AND AUTHORITIES WILL MAYBE PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXTENT OF THE INJURIES. ALTHOUGH WE DID HEAR FROM JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW FROM TWO PEOPLE THAT WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE STABLE RIGHT NOW. AND SO, RIGHT NOW AT THE SCENE HERE, WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU IS WE HAVE SHOWN YOU FOR THE PAST 45 MINUTES OR SO IS THAT ROADS HAVE BEEN REOPENED BUT THE FACILITY ITSELF REMAINS CLOSE DOWN AS POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE HERE AND PROCESS THIS CRIME SCENE AND TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED. AND THERE ALSO GETTING ASSISTANCE FROM THEIR FEDERAL PARTNERS AS WELL FROM THE FBI AND ALL OF THESE RESOURCES GOING INTO THIS. WE HEARD FROM THE GOVERNOR JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO HOW HE WAS IN TOUCH WITH THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND OFFERED THE FULL SUPPORT AND SERVICES OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND WHATEVER IS NEEDED OR WHATEVER RESOURCES ARE NEEDED TO HELP IN THIS INVESTIGATION AS THEY TRY TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED.>> WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO THIS NEWS CONFERENCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING ON FOR SOME TIME NOW. THE SHERIFF IS APPROACHING THE MICROPHONE ALONG WITH THE NUMBER OF ASSOCIATES AS WE LOOK ON WITH THE HARTFORD COUNTY OFFICIALS AND LET’S LISTEN AND. >>WE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE UPDATES ON THIS MORNING’S SHOOTING. FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY ACTIVE AND FLUID DAY. A LOT OF INFORMATION HAS BEEN FLOWING THROUGH. SOME OF IT IS MISINFORMATION AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO GET YOU ACCURATE AND UP- TO-DATE INFORMATION. I THINK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. WITH THAT, HERE IS OUR SHERIFF. >>GOOD AFTERNOON AND I WILL START BY ECHOING WHAT KRISTI JUST SAID. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. I KNOW THAT EVERYONE HAS A JOB TO DO AND IT’S OFTEN TOUGH TO TRY TO GET INFORMATION AND IT’S HARD ON US TO TRY TO PROVIDE FACTUAL INFORMATION. WE WANT TO BE AWARE AND CONSCIOUS THAT THEIR FAMILIES OUT THERE WHO ARE HEARING THE MOST DEVASTATING NEWS THAT THEY CAN POSSIBLY HERE AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES NOT GET OUT AHEAD OF US BEFORE WE HAVE A CHANCE TO TELL THE FAMILIES WHO DON’T WANT TO WATCH IT ON TV OR READ IT SOMEWHERE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. I ALSO WANT TO AGAIN STAND BEFORE THE MICROPHONES AND THE ALLIED AGENCIES AND SO MANY WHO ARE HERE REPRESENTATIVE BEHIND ME WITH OUR PARTNERS FROM THE FBI AND THE DEA IN OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS IN THE STATE POLICE AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICE AND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITIES IN THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT. ALSO ARE LOCAL MUNICIPAL AGENCIES WHO HAVE ALL RESPONDED OUT HERE AND IN FACT WAS SOME OF THE VERY FIRST CARS ON THE SCENE FROM THE MUNICIPAL AGENCIES WITHIN THOSE 5 MINUTES THAT I SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER. THIS IS A GREAT PARTNERSHIP THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTY AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BEEN BY MORE THAN OUR FAIR SHARE OF THESE TYPES OF EVENTS AND AS TRAGIC AS THEY ARE, WE KNOW AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT THEY CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. AND THEY DO AND THERE DEVASTATING TO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY OCCUR. A BASIC RECAP OF WHAT I SPOKE ABOUT THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING AT 9:06 AM WE RECEIVED A CALL IT DISPATCH OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTERED LOCATED AT 1501 PERRY ROAD. IMMEDIATELY POLICE OFFICERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY RESPONDED AND WERE ON SCENE AND APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE AND EMS UNITS QUICKLY PAIRED UP AND WENT INTO THE WAREHOUSE AREA AND THE OFFICE AREA TO LOOK FOR THE SUSPECT AND VICTIMS AND TO PROVIDE TREATMENT WHERE APPROPRIATE. AT THIS TIME I CAN CONFIRM THAT THERE ARE SEVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT IN TODAY’S INCIDENT. INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. THREE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM INJURIES WHICH THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AND THREE OTHERS ARE VICTIMS OF OUR SHOOTER AND THEY HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES HERE TODAY. TWO AT THE SCENE AND ONE AT THE HOSPITAL. AND THE FOURTH LOSS OF LIFE IS THE VICTIM OR I’M SORRY, IS THE SUSPECT, OUR SHOOTER. THE VICTIMS NAMES WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO RELEASE AT THIS TIME. WE STILL HAVE TO MAKE NOTIFICATIONS AND THERE’S STILL AN ONGOING PROCESS. SO WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO RELEASE THE VICTIMS NAMES. WILL GET THEM OUT AS SOON AS IS POSSIBLE. OUR SUSPECT IS A LONE FEMALE SUSPECT AGE 26 WHO HAD THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AND BALTIMORE COUNTY. SHE HAS DIED AT THE HOSPITAL FROM FATAL INJURY AND SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND THAT APPEARS AGAIN AS WE SAID THIS MORNING, THAT SHE WAS ARMED WITH ONE HANDGUN AND SEVERAL MAGAZINES. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED BY ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONDER. OUR DETECTIVES ARE STILL WORKING TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE . BUT AT THIS TIME, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE SUSPECT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE DEPLOYED HERE FROM THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND SHE HAD REPORTED FOR HER WORK DAY AS USUAL AND AROUND 9 AM THE SHOOTING BEGAN STRIKING VICTIMS BOTH OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS AND INSIDE THE FACILITY. WE DO NOT AT THIS TIME HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THIS SENSELESS CRIME AND THE INVESTIGATION AGAIN EVEN THOUGH WE ARE HOURS INTO THIS, IT IS STILL EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SIZE AND SCOPE. BUT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL HOURS, OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAMS AGAIN FROM ALL OF THE AGENCIES REPRESENTED BEHIND ME, HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY CLEARING AND SEARCHING 210 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY. IT’S A MASSIVE BUILDING AND THAT’S ONLY ONE THIRD OF IT. AND THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALL PARTS OF THE ONE BUILDING WITH 2010 SQUARE FEET OF RITE AID AND THE EARTH TWO OTHER BUSINESSES THAT ARE ADJACENT AND OUR LAWN ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAD TO CLEAR THE ENTIRE BUILDING. AT THE SAME TIME, OUR DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY TO INTERVIEW ANYONE WHO WAS IN THE BUILDING OR WHO MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION TO HELP US FURTHER THE INVESTIGATION. SHORT WHILE AGO WE TWEETED OUT THE PHONE NUMBER THAT IS BEING ENTERED INTO THE DISPATCH CENTER WITH PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION THAT CAN OFFER US RELATED TO THE INCIDENT HERE TODAY AND POLICE REACHED OUT TO BE IN CONTACT WE ARE NOT RELEASING THE SUSPECT INFORMATION AT THIS TIME. I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS ALREADY OUT IN THE PUBLIC BUT FROM OUR STANDPOINT AND THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED, AND AGAIN THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING SO I WILL NOT BE RELEASING THE NAME AT THIS TIME. AGAIN WE HAVE A FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER SET UP AT THE VOLUNTEER FIRE HOUSE AND AS I SAID, THIS IS EARLY ON IN THE INVESTIGATION AND AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION, WE ASK YOU TO BE PATIENT. AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE WE WILL SHARED AS TIMELY AS WE CAN. NOW I WILL ASK OUR COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO OFFER A FEW THOUGHTS AND THEN I WILL TAKE A FEW QUESTIONS WITH THE CAVEAT THAT THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT I CAN SPEAK ABOUT.>>THANK YOU, SHERIFF. AS WE MENTIONED THIS MORNING, WE CERTAINLY THINK OUR PARTNERS FROM AROUND THE STATE AND GOVERNOR HOGAN CALLED AND CHECKED ON US THIS MORNING AND I SEE THE SENATOR HAS ARRIVED AND HE HAD CALLED TO OFFER HIS ASSISTANCE. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO THIS. I WANT TO REASSURE HOW — HARTFORD COUNTY CITIZENS THAT ALTHOUGH THIS IS THE UNPREDICTABLE, WE TRAIN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE AND EMS AND ALL OF OUR ALLIED AGENCIES AND THE VOLUNTEERS PERFORMED PERFECTLY TODAY AS THEY CARRIED OUT THEIR DUTIES TO ISOLATE AND BRING THIS INCIDENT TO CLOSURE QUICKLY AND SAFELY THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. WE DRILL FOR THIS AND THEY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME TODAY TO DO THAT. WE MOVE ON AND WE WILL REUNITE THE FAMILIES AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE SURVIVORS. WE WILL WORK WITH RITE AID. RITE AID IS ONE OF OUR ORIGINAL DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSES IN HARTFORD COUNTY AND A PARTNER THE GOES BACK OVER 20 YEARS. WE WILL WORK WITH THEM TO REBUILD AND TO BRING THEIR FACILITY BACK WITH HUMAN RESOURCES AND WITH CAPITAL TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE HERE. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS AND IS COUNTY EXECUTIVE, I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT STAND BEHIND ME. WHEN I LISTEN TO THE RADIO, THEY RISK THEIR LIVES TO ENTER A WAREHOUSE WHERE THEY DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS A SHOOTER AND THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MANY VICTIMS THEY HAVE. AND YET, THEY GO IN AND FIND A SITUATION AND THEY BRING IT TO CLOSURE. SO ALL OF OUR PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST RESPONDERS, I SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THEM. AND MY PARTNER THE SHERIFF, UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE PERFECTED THIS. AND I HOPE THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS OR WHATEVER. BUT WE HAVE GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY TO SOLVE TO BRING THESE KIND OF INCIDENT TO CLOSURE. THANK YOU, SHERIFF.>>OF COURSE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. ON BEHALF OF YOUR FEDERAL DELEGATION, OUR OFFICES HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE SENATOR AND THE CONGRESSMAN AND MY OFFICE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH. I AM PLEASED THAT OUR FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH THE SHERIFF AND WITH THE COUNTY AND WE KNOW THAT THE FBI HAS BEEN INVOLVED AND THAT THE DEA HAS BEEN INVOLVED AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE TO PARTNER WITH YOU. TO GET AS MUCH HELP AS POSSIBLE AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED AND OBVIOUSLY TO REACH OUT TO THOSE FAMILIES AND THE VICTIMS. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THEM. AS COUNT EXECUTIVE SAID, THIS HAPPENS ALL TOO FREQUENTLY. AND IT IS A TRAGIC SITUATION AND WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE WORK OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS. IN THE WORK THAT THEY DO. ENTERING PLACES WHERE THERE IS INCREDIBLE RISK AND DANGER AND STAYING AS CALM AS POSSIBLE. WE THINK OUR FIRST RESPONDERS AND WANTED TO KNOW THAT THE FEDERAL TEAM IS HERE WORKING WITH THE STATE AND THE COUNTY TO HELP IN THE INVESTIGATION AND TO HELP THE FAMILIES.>>WHY DID THE SUSPECT SHOOT HERSELF? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE MOTIVES OF THE CRIME?>>THE SUSPECT SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD.>>WAS IS CONNECTED TO TERRORISM AT THIS POINT? >>WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTIVE YET. EVERYTHING IS BEING EXPLORED. THAT WILL BE EXPLORED BUT I WOULD NOT SAY THAT THAT IS HIGH ON THE POSSIBILITY SCALE. AT THIS POINT IN TIME.>>CAN YOU SAY WHETHER THEY STARTED OUTSIDE AND THEN MOVED INSIDE THE BUILDING?>>IT’S OUR UNDERSTANDING, AND AGAIN, I WANT TO QUALIFY THIS WITH THE FACT THAT THAT THIS IS EARLY ON IN THE INVESTIGATION. OUR DETECTIVES HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO. BUT YES WE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING INCIDENT BEGAN OUTSIDE AND THEN MOVED INTO THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.>>WE DO NOT.>>WE HAVE SEVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUSTAINED GUNSHOT WOUNDS TODAY, INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. WE HAVE SIX VICTIMS, TWO OF WHICH ARE NOT BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED AND THEN THREE. [ INDISCERNIBLE ]>>WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE WEAPON?>>SEVEN HAVE BEEN INJURED BY GUNFIRE AND FOUR ARE DECEASED, INCLUDING THE SUSPECT.>>DID THEY SAY ANYTHING THAT ANYONE WAS AWARE OF?>>NOTHING HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP.>>CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE WEAPON? >>NOTHING HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION AT THIS POINT. THE MOTIVE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO WORK ON ANY KIND OF MOTIVE FOR IT AND SO I DON’T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THAT RIGHT NOW. IT WAS A SINGLE WEAPON. NINE MILLIMETERS GLOCK. IT WAS REGISTERED AND OWNED BY THE SUSPECT.>>WHAT ABOUT TAKING THE SHOOTER IN CUSTODY? >>SHE WAS INJURED ON A SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND ON THE FLOOR. SHE WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION FROM THE OUTSIDE AT THE TIME THAT WE RESPONDED. SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO AN AREA HOSPITAL WHERE SHE HAS SINCE PASSED AWAY.>>WHAT ABOUT THE FACILITY DID YOU GET ANY OTHER CALLS FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT OR ANY PROBLEMS THERE PERHAPS INVOLVING THE SHOOTER? >>NONE THAT WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH AND CERTAINLY NOT INVOLVING THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE THAT WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH. THE WHOLE AREA HERE IS A LARGE BUSINESS AREA AS YOU CAN SEE. SO THAT DEPUTIES AND THE STATE POLICE ARE OFTEN DOWN IN THIS AREA FOR DIFFERENT CALLS AND ALWAYS SEE NOTHING TO THIS DEGREE BUT NOTHING INVOLVING OR NOTHING RELATED TO THIS INCIDENT OR INVOLVING THIS SUSPECT.>>HOW MANY MAGAZINES? >>I BELIEVE THEY WERE TWO OR PERHAPS THREE. AND AS I SAID, I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THE FACT THAT WE ARE VERY EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION.>> HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE BUILDING? >>I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE IN THE RITE AID BUILDING. DOING OTHER IT THROUGHOUT THE THREE BUILDINGS THAT MAKE UP THE COMPLEX, THEY WERE PROBABLY MORE THAN 100. THERE WERE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE. ONE THIRD OF THE HUGE BUILDING IS RITE AID. I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY WERE IN THE RITE AID BUILDING. >> OTHER PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS THERE? >>I UNDERSTAND THAT RITE AID EMPLOYEES ARE PRIVATE SECURITY BUT WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE WERE ANY THERE AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. >>SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE WORKING HER NORMAL WORK DAY AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TIME THAT BEGAN AND SHE REPORTED FOR HER NORMAL WORK DAY TODAY AT THE BUSINESS.>>I DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THAT.>> I DON’T KNOW IF SHE HAD KEY ACCESS OR THE EMPLOYEES. I DON’T KNOW HOW THE ACCESS WORKS FOR RITE AID. THAT WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR INVESTIGATORS AS THERE WORKING THROUGH THE COMPANY ITSELF.>> WE HAVE THE AGES AND THE GENDERS BUT WE WILL NOT RELEASE THAT AT THIS POINT BECAUSE WE WILL RELEASE THAT WITH HER PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AS SOON AS WE CAN. WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THIS AND THIS IS NOT THE CASE BUT A 26-YEAR-OLD FEMALE AND THEY’RE MISSING SO MANY PIECES OF THE DESCRIPTION. WE ARE NOT RELEASING ANY INFORMATION AS TO ANYTHING THAT COULD NAIL DOWN THE IDENTITY OF OUR VICTIMS.>>YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT ALL OF THESE REPORTS WERE ALONG WITH THE RITE AID EMPLOYEES? >>NO. SOMEONE MAY HAVE FROM THE EXECUTIVE AT THIS POINT BUT NOT FROM MY POSITION. WE BELIEVE THESE TO BE ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT IS IT 100%? KNOW IT IS NOT. THAT’S NO, IT IS NOT.>>IS THERE ANY RELATIONSHIP? >>I DO NOT KNOW HOW WELL THEY KNEW EACH OTHER. SHE WAS EMPLOYED THERE AND APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT HER FIRST DAY. THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN SOME KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUSPECT BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS.>> WHAT ABOUT THE VICTIMS? >>I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY DO NOT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE LIFE- THREATENING INJURIES. >>ANY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS OR FOOTAGE THAT YOU HAVE PULLED? >>THERE ARE CAMERAS ON THE PROPERTY AND INSIDE THE PROPERTY WHICH OUR DETECTIVES HAVE NOT LOOKED AT AND OBVIOUSLY IT WILL BE ANALYZED VERY CLOSELY TO TRY TO GET US A BETTER ACTOR OF EVERYTHING THAT TOOK PLACE THERE.>>I KNOW NOTHING. IN THESE FEW HOURS, I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT SECURITY THERE IS OR IS NOT. >>WE WILL TAKE ONE MORE QUESTION.>>I’M NOT SURE WHICH HOSPITAL THAT SHE WENT TO. THE LOCAL TRAUMA CENTER. I DON’T BELIEVE IT WAS HARTFORD BUT I DO NOT KNOW.>>THEY WERE PEOPLE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS. WE BELIEVE THAT IT BEGAN OUTSIDE AND THEN MOVED INSIDE. >>THIS WILL BE OUR LAST QUESTION.>>THERE ARE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSPECT. WE ARE CHASING ALL LEADS AS ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO FINDS THEMSELVES IN THIS UNFORTUNATE POSITION TO DEAL WITH SUCH A TRAGIC INCIDENT AND WE WILL CHASE THIS TO THE END.>>THAT’S IT. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL GET SOMETHING OUT AS SOON AS WE CAN THROUGH OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE. >>WE DO NOT EXPECT ANOTHER FULL PRESS BRIEFING TODAY. ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE A COME OUT. >>THAT WAS OUR SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. RECAPPING WHAT THEY SAID THEY HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THAT THE SHOOTER WAS A FEMALE, A 26-YEAR- OLD WOMAN WHO WORKS AT THE FACILITY. TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AND THE SHOOTING BEGAN OUTSIDE AND MOVED INSIDE. A TOTAL OF SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT AND AMONG THOSE WHO DIED WAS THE SHOOTER WHO APPARENTLY SHOT HERSELF AT THE END OF THIS MELEE. >>THEY ARE NOT RELEASING HER NAME YET AND THE SHERIFF SAID THAT IS PENDING NOTIFICATION THAT HER FAMILY DOES NOT KNOW. THAT INFORMATION WILL LIKELY COME LATER TONIGHT. >>ABSOLUTELY AND THE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE ALSO COMMUNICATED TO US THAT THEY HAD TO SEARCH MORE THAN 2000 SQUARE FOOT AREA WITH THREE BUILDINGS THERE INVOLVED THAT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH METICULOUSLY TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WAS OKAY. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE TOTAL INVOLVED AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER JUST FOR RITE AID. AND PLUS THE ADDITIONAL BUILDING. >>AND AND WE HEARD THAT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER HAS A LONG HISTORY AND HARTFORD COUNTY WITH MORE THAN 20 YEARS AND HERE’S THE STATEMENT FROM RITE AID. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE EVENT THAT TRANSPIRED THIS MORNING AT THE LIBERTY SPORT FACILITY WHICH IS PART OF THE RITE AID PERRYMAN DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ABERDEEN, MARYLAND. LOCAL AUTHORITIES CONFIRMED THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND CASUALTIES. AGAIN, THAT IS COMING IN FROM RITE AID AND IT CONTINUES ON. WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK CLOSELY WITH AUTHORITIES AS THEY CONDUCTED THEIR INVESTIGATION. THE FACILITY HAS BEEN CLOSED AND WE ARE ASSESSING WHEN IT WILL BE REOPENED. THIS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR ASSOCIATES AND IT WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE AS LONG AS THEY ARE NEEDED. >>AND WE ALSO HEARD FROM THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE THERE. THEY SAID THAT RITE AID WAS THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION CENTER AS INDICATED MORE THAN 20 YEARS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THERE AND HAVE HAD A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES FROM HARTFORD COUNTY WORK THERE. >>NOW WE WILL GO TO MIKE WHO HAS LISTENED TO THE NEWS CONFERENCE AND HE HAS BEEN AT THE SCENE SINCE JUST AFTER 9 AM WHEN THIS ALL UNFOLDED. >>Reporter: THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DISCREPANCY THERE. YOU HEARD FROM THE SHERIFF THAT THERE WERE SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT AND THAT FOUR ARE DEAD AND THAT INCLUDES THE SUSPECT. HOWEVER, JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW HAD TOLD US THAT THERE WERE FOUR PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM THIS. BUT WE KNOW NOW FOR A FACT THAT THE SUSPECT IS DEAD. SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD FROM A POLICE HAVE TOLD US. THE WEAPON WAS A NINE MILLIMETERS GLOCK HANDGUN AND SEVERAL MAGAZINES AS WELL THAT WAS REGISTERED TO THE SUSPECT WHO HAD MULTIPLE ADDRESSES AND BALTIMORE COUNTY AND THAT THEY ARE STILL GOING TO THOSE ADDRESSES AND TRYING TO NOTIFY THE SUSPECT’S NEXT OF KIN AS WELL BUT THEY HAVE NOT RELEASED THE NAME. AND THE PERSON WHO DID THIS ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF SHOWED UP FOR NORMAL WORK DAY AND WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE HERE. AND FOR SOME REASON STARTED TO OPEN FIRE AND THEN STARTED OUTSIDE ONE OF THE BUILDINGS HERE AND THEN MOVED INSIDE ONE OF THE BUILDINGS. NOW LET’S LISTEN AGAIN TO WHAT THE SHERIFF HAD TO SAY.>>AT 9:06 AM THIS MORNING WE CALLED DISPATCH AND WE RECEIVED A CALL OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER LOCATED AT 1501 PERRYMAN ROAD. IMMEDIATELY POLICE OFFICERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY RESPONDED AND WERE ON SCENE IN APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES. LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRE AND EMS UNITS QUICKLY PAIRED UP AND WENT INTO THE WAREHOUSE AREA AND THE OFFICE AREA TO LOOK FOR THE SUSPECT AND TO LOOK FOR VICTIMS AND TO PROVIDE TREATMENT WHERE APPROPRIATE. AT THIS TIME I CAN CONFIRM THAT THERE WERE SEVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT IN TODAY’S INCIDENT. INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. THREE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM INJURIES WHICH THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AND THREE OTHERS ARE VICTIMS OF OUR SHOOTER WHO LOST THEIR LIVES HERE TODAY. TWO AT THE SCENE AND ONE AT THE HOSPITAL. AND THE FOURTH LOSS OF LIFE IS THE VICTIM. OR I’M SORRY, IS THE SUSPECT, OUR SHOOTER.>>SO, AGAIN THE SUSPECT IS 21 YEARS OLD — 26 YEARS OLD AND ALONE SUSPECT AND WE DON’T KNOW WHY SHE DID THIS. THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION THAT THE SHERIFF SAID THEY WERE TRYING TO ANSWER. HE ALSO SAID THAT RITE AID DOESN’T PLAY PRIVATE SECURITY BUT THERE’S NO INDICATION THAT THERE WAS PRIVATE SECURITY AT THE FACILITY AT THE TIME THAT THIS HAPPENED. THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE THINK THE FIRST RESPONDERS FOR RISKING THEIR LIVES AND SAID WE HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY TO SOLVE TO BRING THESE TYPES OF INCIDENTS TO CLOSURE. THE SUSPECT AGAIN SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD AND THERE WERE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE AT THIS FACILITY AT THE TIME. THEY ARE NOT RELEASING THE VICTIMS NAMES AT THIS POINT. BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND THE OTHER THING THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE SAID IN HIS STATEMENT WAS, UNFORTUNATELY HARTFORD COUNTY HAS PERFECTED THE WAY OF HANDLING MASS SHOOTINGS JUST LIKE THIS. HE ALSO WENT ON TO SAY THAT WE HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN. >>NO AND HAVE SEEN SOME COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK FROM LOVED ONES WHO SAID DEPUTIES, PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK. THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR HARTFORD COUNTY FOR SURE. NOW WE WILL GO TO THE MEDIA STAGING AREA AS OUR REPORTERS ASK A QUESTION TO AUTHORITIES JUST A MOMENT AGO.>> >>Reporter: WE STILL HAVE SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. THE IDENTITY OF THE FEMA SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED AND A MOTIVE WHICH IS SOMETHING THEY DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW. AND HERE’S WHAT WE DO NOW WITH SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT INCLUDING THE FEMA SUSPECT AND FOUR PEOPLE DEAD INCLUDING THE SUSPECT AS WELL. THE FEMA HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A 26-YEAR-OLD WITH THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AND BALTIMORE COUNTY. BUT HER NAME HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. AT SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT INCLUDING THE SUSPECT AND FOUR PEOPLE DEAD INCLUDING THE SUSPECT. THIS ALL STARTED AT ABOUT 9:00 THIS MORNING. THE SHERIFF SAID SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. SHE SHOWED UP WITH A NINE MILLIMETERS GLOCK AND THE SHOOTING STARTED OUTSIDE AND THEY WORKED THEIR WAY INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE WERE A TOTAL OF SEVEN PEOPLE WERE SHOT INCLUDING THE FEMA SUSPECT WHO THEY SAID FIRED A BULLET IN HER HEAD AND THEN SHE LATER DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT AND FOUR DEAD AND THE SENATOR SPOKE A LITTLE WHILE AGO ABOUT HOW GREAT THE RESPONSE WAS. HE SAID I DON’T LIKE HOW THEY ARE SO OFTEN RESPONDING TO SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. BUT I DO LIKE HOW PREPARED THEY ARE. UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE THREE MASS SHOOTINGS THEY HAVE HAD IN THREE YEARS AND OF COURSE THE OTHER ONE TAKING PLACE ABOUT 11 MONTHS AGO. THE SHERIFF HAD A LOT TO SAY EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. >>OUR SUSPECT IS ALONE FEMA SUSPECT AGE 26 WHO HAD A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AND BALTIMORE COUNTY. SHE HAS DIED AT THE HOSPITAL FROM FATAL INJURIES, SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. IT APPEARS AGAIN AS WE SAID THIS MORNING, THAT SHE WAS ARMED WITH ONE HANDGUN AND SEVERAL MAGAZINES. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED BY ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONDER. OUR DETECTIVES ARE STILL WORKING TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE . BUT AT THIS TIME, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE SUSPECT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE EMPLOYED HERE AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. SHE HAD REPORTED FOR HER WORK DAY AS USUAL AND AROUND 9 AM, THE SHOOTING BEGAN WITH VICTIMS OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS AND INSIDE THE FACILITY. AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THIS SENSELESS CRIME AND THE INVESTIGATION, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE HOURS INTO THIS, IT STILL EARLY AND AN INVESTIGATION OF THIS SIZE AND SCOPE.>>AND THAT WAS THE SHERIFF SPEAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO STILL WITH A LONG WAY TO GO IN THIS INVESTIGATION AND WE DO KNOW THIS IS IT 200,000 SQUARE- FOOT BUILDING AND AUTHORITIES SAY SHE SHOWED UP THIS MORNING, THIS FEMA SUSPECT WHO IS OBVIOUSLY FAMILIAR WITH THE BUILDING AND THE SHOOTING STARTED INSIDE — OR EXCUSE ME OUTSIDE AND THEN WORKED THEIR WAY INSIDE WITH SIX VICTIM SHOT IN THE SUSPECT LATER SHOOTING HERSELF IN THE HEAD AND DYING AT THE HOSPITAL. BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. RIGHT NOW WE WILL SPEAK WITH MIKE CAREY WHO WORKS IN A NEARBY BUILDING. VERY CLOSE TO THE RIGHT A DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ABERDEEN. IF YOU CAN HEAR ME — VERY CLOSE TO THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN TELL ME ABOUT THAT, WHAT YOU WITNESSED.>>I DID KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I THOUGHT, I HEARD GUNSHOTS IN THE PARKING LOT. I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CHASING AFTER HIM. MY MANAGER SAID TO CLOSE DOWN THE BUILDING, CLOSE THE DOORS, EVERYTHING. HE CAME IN, SET THEM DOWN, WE JUST PUT PRESSURE ON THE WOUND. WE HEARD GUNSHOTS POP POP POP. HE TRIED TO RUN OUT OF THE BUILDING AND GOT SHOT IN HIS LEG. HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS LIFE. >>MY, WE SEE IN THE VIDEO, AND WE ARE WATCHING ALL OF THE OTHER PEOPLE FILING OUT OF THE BUILDING. EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WERE RIGHT THERE WHEN, APPLYING PRESSURE TO HIS WORDS AND AN OFFICER LOOKS LIKE HE WAS ASKING HIM QUESTIONS. HOW QUICKLY DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?>>OH MY GOD, THIS HAPPENED, HE CAME IN AROUND 9 AM. THIS HAPPENED ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER. WE HAD TO WAVE DOWN THE POLICE OFFICERS TO COME TO OUR BUILDING. THEY JUST KEPT DRIVING BY.>>MY, WHAT WAS HE SAYING THAT HE SAW?>>YOU SAID ALL I HEARD WAS GUNSHOTS. HE TRIED TO RUN OUT OF THE BUILDING. HE GOT SHOT ON HIS LEG. HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. HE THOUGHT HE GOT KILLED. HE THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD. HE CAME TO OUR BUILDING AND WE TRY TO HELP THEM OUT. WE DID KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. WE THOUGHT SOMEBODY WAS CHASING HIM OUT OF THE PARKING LOT. IT WAS JUST CRAZY. >>THE PEOPLE WE SEE IN THIS VIDEO, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE WALKING AWAY FROM THE BUILDING. TELL US WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE.>>THEY ARE BEING ESCORTED BY THE POLICE. THEY HAVE TO GET PATTED DOWN TO MAKE SURE THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY WEAPONS. THEY ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT.>>DID YOU RECEIVE ANY ORDERS OR INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE? WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU TO DO? >>ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES CAME IN. THEY WERE CRYING. HOURS TRYING TO GIVE THEM WATER, TRY TO HELP THEM. I WAS TALKING TO ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES. SHE TOLD ME IT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. SHE CAME IN AND WAS HAVING A BAD DAY. SHE WANTED TO PICK A FIGHT. SHE JUST STARTED SHOOTING IN THE PARKING LOT. SHE WENT INSIDE THE BUILDING AND STARTED SHOOTING HER COWORKERS. SHE LEFT, SHE GOT IN HER VEHICLE AND DROVE OFF. SHE RAN SOMEBODY OVER. IT WAS JUST A HORRIFIC DAY.>>DID YOU SEE THE VEHICLE? >>NO I DID NOT SEE THE VEHICLE.>>WAS YOUR WORKPLACE PLACED ON LOCKDOWN, AND HOW LONG WERE YOU STUCK THERE BEFORE YOU COULD CONTACT YOUR LOVED ONES?>>OH MY GOD, I WAS THERE FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS ON LOCKDOWN. BASICALLY THE EMPLOYEES, THEY CAME NEXT DOOR AND TRY TO HELP. A LOT OF THEM DIDN’T HAVE ANY SHOES. I HAVE A COWORKER — COWORKER, SHE WAS CRYING. I FELT AWFUL FOR HER. IT WAS HECTIC. SPEAK MAC>>MY, YOU INDICATED THE PERSON WHO DID THE SHOOTING GOT IN A VEHICLE AND LEFT? I WANT TO BE SURE I UNDERSTAND.>>THAT IS WHAT I HEARD. SHE GOT IN THE VEHICLE, TOOK OFF, AND RAN SOMEBODY OVER DOWN THE STREET.>>BECAUSE WE DO KNOW THAT THERE IS A VEHICLE INVOLVED, BUT THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT POLICE HAVE TOLD US, THAT THE SUSPECT HAD CRITICAL INJURIES. WE WILL SORT THAT OUT FOR SURE. MY, WE ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE OKAY. I CAN IMAGINE HOW FRIGHTENED YOU MUST HAVE FELT, KNOWING THAT THERE WAS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER. HAS YOUR WORKPLACE DONE ANY EDUCATION, ANY TRAINING FOR YOU AND YOUR COWORKERS? >>NO, NO. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPENED. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYBODY GET SHOT BEFORE.>>WHERE ARE YOU NOW, MIKE? >>I AM AT HOME RIGHT NOW. I WAS STUCK IN TRAFFIC BECAUSE THEY CLOSE DOWN THE ROADS. I HAD TO CUT THROUGH A GRAVEYARD JUST TO GET HOME. IT WAS SUCH A TERRIBLE DAY. I FEEL SORRY, I FEEL BAD FOR THE VICTIMS. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THEIR FAMILIES. IT IS JUST SAD.>>WE FEEL BADLY FOR YOU, TOO, HAVING TO EXPERIENCE THAT.>>IMAGINE, I AM AT WORK, I AM WORKING ON MY COMPUTER AT MY DESK, AND THEN SOMEBODY COMES INTO YOUR BUILDING SAYING THAT THEY GOT SHOT.>>WE KNOW THAT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR RIGHT DATE HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN. DO YOU HAVE TO REPORT TO WORK TOMORROW? >>I AM NOT SURE. I’M WAITING TO HEAR FOR MY EMPLOYER BUT I’M NOT REALLY SURE. I’M SURE I DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK TOMORROW. >>MIKE CAREY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WE DID FOR THE VICTIMS INVOLVED HERE.>>WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. WE TRIED TO HELP THE GUY. THE AMBULANCE TOOK FOREVER TO COME AND GET HIM HELP. LIKE YOU SEE ON THE VIDEO, MY COWORKER WAS APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE WOUND TO MAKE SURE HE DIDN’T BLEED OUT.>>HOPEFULLY THEY SAVED A LIFE THERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIKE. WE WILL TOUCH BASE WITH YOU AGAIN. THANK YOU.>>YOU ARE WATCHING A LIVE REPORT THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON ALL DAY. THERE WAS A HORRIBLE SHOOTING IN HARFORD COUNTY. >>>WELCOME BACK. WE ARE NOW SEVERAL HOURS AWAY FROM WHAT STARTED JUST AFTER 9 AM. A WORKPLACE SHOOTING IN ABERDEEN , HARFORD COUNTY. >>WE HAVE A TEAM OF REPORTERS WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE SCENE ALL MORNING LONG. THEY ARE VERY RAPIDLY AFTER THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. WE ARE GOING TO MIKE, WHO IS OUTSIDE THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. EVERY TIME WE COME TO YOU WE SEE THAT THERE ARE NUMBER OF TRUCKS THAT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COME THROUGH, FINALLY ABLE TO GET TO SOME SENSE OF NORMALCY, DISTRIBUTING THEIR GOODS AND WARES FROM THAT WAREHOUSE. THIS IS A STUNNING NEWS CONFERENCE. WHAT WAS THE ONE THING THAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT WHAT SHERIF GAHLER HAD TO SAY? >>Reporter: JUST MORE INFORMATION ON THE PERSON WHO DID THIS. A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE SHOWED UP FOR WORK AND OPENED FIRE. WHAT WOULD DRIVE SOMEONE TO DO THAT? THAT IS A QUESTION HE DIDN’T HAVE AN ANSWER TO AT THIS POINT. THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO, WITH THE HELP OF THE ATF TO TRACE THAT GUN. THEY HAVE THE MURDER WEAPON, 9 MM GLOCK WAS REGISTERED TO THIS WOMAN, 26- YEAR-OLD FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. THEY ARE INTERVIEWING PEOPLE ABOUT ANY PAST INCIDENTS THEY MAY HAVE HAD WITH HER. IT DOESN’T APPEAR EARLY ON THAT THERE WERE ANY PAST INCIDENTS THAT WOULD HAVE RAISED ALARM OR SUSPICION. THAT MAY COME OUT WHETHER THERE WERE ANY WARNING SIGNS. THAT MAY COME OUT LATER. THIS IS A MASSIVE FACILITY, MORE THAN 200,000 FT.2 THAT THEY HAD TO COMB THROUGH AND TRY TO FIND AND MAKE SURE THEY GOT ALL OF THE VICTIMS AND CIVILIANS OUT OF HERE WHO WORKED AT THIS RITE AID DISTRIBUTION PLANT. THEY WERE MORE FORTHCOMING. WE DID GET A BETTER PICTURE, BUT WE STILL DON’T HAVE THE ANSWER AS TO WHY. WE DO KNOW THAT IT STARTED OUTSIDE ONE OF THESE BUILDINGS, THEN THE VIOLENCE CONTINUED INSIDE. THIS WOMAN KEPT SHOOTING. SHE HAD SEVERAL MAGAZINES WITH HER AS WELL. SHE SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD. SHE DID NOT DIE AT THE SCENE, BUT DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. THEY DID NOT SAY WHICH HOSPITAL THEY HAD TAKEN HER TO. IN ADDITION TO THE SHERIFF, WE HEARD FROM COUNTY EXECUTIVE GLASSMAN ABOUT THE SHOOTINGS.>>UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THIS. I WANT TO REASSURE HARFORD COUNTY CITIZENS THAT IN FACT, ALTHOUGH THIS IS THE UNPREDICTABLE, WE TRAIN FOR THE UNFORGETTABLE. OUR SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, FIRE, EMS, ALL OF OUR ALLIED AGENCIES AND OUR VOLUNTEERS PERFORMED PERFECTLY TODAY AS THEY CARRY OUT THEIR DUTY TO ISOLATE AND BRING THIS INCIDENT TO A CLOSURE QUICKLY AND SAFELY THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. WE DRILL FOR THIS. THEY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME TODAY TO DO THAT. >>Reporter: COUNTY EXECUTIVE GLASSMAN, THINKING A FIRST RESPONDERS AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE HAS BEEN THROUGH, THE LEADER OF THIS COUNTY. HE HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE. SOMETHING THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAID, RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO NAIL DOWN AN EXACT TIMELINE OF HOW THIS HAPPENED. WE KNOW THAT THE FIRST CALLS COME IN 9:06 AND THAT POLICE RESPONDED WITHIN FIVE MINUTES TO THE SCENE. THE ON THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A TIMELINE AS TO WHEN THIS TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE, THIS 26- YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY WAS SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO WORK. WE DO KNOW THIS PERSON SHOWED UP AS NORMAL, AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TRIGGERED THIS. WITH THERE VERY WELL MAY BE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE SCENE THAT THEY ARE REVIEWING. NONE OF THAT HAS BEEN RELEASED, I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY OF IT. THIS IS A MAJOR COMPANY, MAJOR WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. YOU WOULD THINK THERE WOULD BE SECURITY PROTOCOLS. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THINGS UNFOLDED, BUT WE DO KNOW, AS I SAID, IT STARTED OUTSIDE OF HERE. POLICE INDICATED THAT WE MIGHT NOT GET A WHOLE LOT MORE INFORMATION TONIGHT. THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THIS. EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN ON THE AIR FOR SEVERAL HOURS, THIS IS STILL EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE TRICKLING OUT OVER THE COMING HOURS AND DAYS.>>WE HAVE SOME CONFUSING INFORMATION COMING FROM MIKE CAREY, THE PERSON WE HEARD FROM. HE TALKED ABOUT THE SUSPECT POSSIBLY GETTING INTO A VEHICLE AND DRIVING AWAY. HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THAT, AND DID YOU ACTUALLY SEE THE VEHICLE? I KNOW THEY HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE AWAY EARLIER TODAY. >>Reporter: HERE IS WHAT I WILL TELL YOU. YOU DIDN’T HEAR IT FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SO THEY SAID THEY’RE TRYING TO CUT DOWN ON RUMORS. KEEP IN MIND, IF YOU DIDN’T HEAR IT FROM THE SHERIFF, WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE. THERE WAS A HONDA AT THE CORNER WHERE I AM, IN FRONT OF THE FACILITY THAT HAD CRIME TAPE AROUND IT. THERE WAS A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE AROUND IT. MAYBE 10 OR 15 MINUTES LATER A TOW TRUCK CAME AND THEY TOWED IT AWAY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT CONNECTION THAT VEHICLE HAD. HE COULD HAVE HAD A CONNECTION TO THE SUSPECT. THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THE SHERIFF DISCUSSED IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE. WE DO KNOW THAT THE SUSPECT TURNED THE GUN ON HERSELF. WE WON’T GET ANSWERS FROM HER. GIVEN THE SEVERITY OF HER INJURIES, IT IS PROBABLY UNLIKELY THAT SHE SAID MUCH. I DON’T KNOW IF SHE HAD ANY WRITINGS OR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE. AUTHORITIES WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT TO TRY TO PIECE TOGETHER A MOTIVE AND EXACTLY HOW AND WHY THIS HAPPENED.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIKE. WE WILL BE COMING BACK TO YOU. LET’S GO TO KIMBERLY AT THE REUNIFICATION CENTER UP AT THE LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. PEOPLE ARE REUNITING. >>GOOD REUNIONS TODAY FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE SO NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEIR LOVED ONES. SPEAKING TO MIKE, HE WAS STUCK IN HIS BUILDING FOR HOURS. SOMETIMES HE FOUND THAT SOME OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS DIDN’T HEAR FROM THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WORKED THERE FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THEY FINALLY GOT TEXT THAT THEY WERE OKAY. LOTS OF WORRY AND CONCERN THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR SO MANY. AGAIN, THAT AREA, JUST THE TRI- NINE — RITE AID EMPLOYEES THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT THE LIBERTY SUPPORT FACILITY WHICH HAS A MUCH SMALLER CONTINGENT OF EMPLOYEES.>>LET’S GO DOWN TO KIMBERLY AT THE REUNIFICATION CENTER. HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WITNESS SOME OF THESE PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER AND FINDING THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS OKAY. >>Reporter: FOR THE LAST FEW HOURS WE HAVE BEEN ON THE OTHER END OF LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED OUR BACKDROP HAS CHANGED. THAT IS BECAUSE AS THINGS HAVE CALMED DOWN, WE WERE ABLE TO COME CLOSER TO WHERE A LOT OF THIS REIFICATION IS ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER FIREHOUSE WHERE AUTHORITIES ASKED, IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A LOVED ONE OR TRYING TO RECONNECT WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER, THIS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD BE. THINGS HAVE QUIETED DOWN. EARLIER TODAY WE SAW CARS SUPPORTING IN, SOME WITH JUST THE DRIVER IN THE CAR. AS THE HOURS OF PROGRESS THEY WERE COMING BACK OUT, LEAVING THE AREA WITH ONE, TWO, THREE PEOPLE IN THE CAR. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. EVERYONE WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH HAVE SAID THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE, AND FOUND OUT THAT THE PERSON WAS OKAY. THAT IS THE NEWS YOU WANT TO RECEIVE. THIS WILL STAY OPEN. THIS IS STILL OPEN. YOU CAN ALSO CALL THE HOTLINE WE HAVE BEEN LISTING ON OUR WEBPAGE. IN THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, HEARING DIRECTLY FROM THE SHERIFF HIMSELF THINGS THAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM SOME OF THE FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN HERE, LOOKING FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS. A LOT OF THEM HAVE TOLD US THAT THEY HAD HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR RITE AID THAT THIS SHOOTING HAPPENED IN A SUB BUILDING . THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE HEARD, THAT IT WAS THE LIBERTY BUILDING. THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED. WE ALSO SPOKE WITH A GENTLEMAN WHO RETIRED FROM RITE AID. HE JUST HAPPENED TO BE BACK HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY VISITING WHEN HE HEARD THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. HE WORKED THERE FOR 8 YEARS. HE WORKED SECURITY. HE SAID IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK . LISTEN TO WHAT JOHN HAD TO SAY.>>I HAVE WORKED HERE FOR 8 YEARS, AND RETIRED. I WAS JUST CONCERNED. ONE OF MY WORKERS HERE WAS THERE WHEN THINGS TURNED BAD. HE NEEDED A WAY HOME TODAY AND I SAID, I WILL HELP YOU. I WILL TAKE YOU HOME. >>Reporter: EVEN AT THE OTHER END OF THE ROAD BEHIND THE BARRICADES, THAT IS WILL BE HURT SO MUCH TODAY. HE CAME HERE JUST TO MAKE SURE HIS FORMER COWORKERS WERE OKAY. HE ENDED UP GIVING THAT YOUNG MAN A RIDE HOME. WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE FROM LOCAL CHURCHES COME HERE, OFFERING MENTAL HEALTH CARE, SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE, JUST A SHOULDER TO CRY ON. IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW THIS COMMUNITY OPERATES. PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO COME HERE TO TAKE A BREAK OUT OF THEIR THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO MAKE SURE THEIR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND STRANGERS ARE OKAY. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS. IF YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE, THIS IS THE FIREHOUSE ON LEVEL VILLAGE ROAD. YOU CAN ALSO TRY THE HOTLINE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE.>> THANK YOU. IT HAS BEEN A TRYING TIME FOR HARFORD COUNTY, FOR SURE. IT WAS JUST 11 MONTHS AGO THAT THEY DEALT WITH A VERY SIMILAR SITUATION. IT WAS OCTOBER LAST YEAR THAT PRINTS ENTERED ADVANCED GRANITE SOLUTIONS. WE WERE ON — IN THE AIR WAS NONSTOP COVERAGE. COWORKERS WERE SHOT THERE IN EDGEWOOD. THREE WERE KILLED IN THAT SHOOTING. THAT SITUATION WAS DIFFERENT BECAUSE HE WAS ON THE RUN FOR HOURS, HAVING FLED TO DELAWARE WHICH, AT THE TIME, WE DID NOT KNOW. ALL OF HARFORD COUNTY WERE ON EDGE WAITING FOR THE SUSPECT TO BE CAUGHT. HE WAS IN DELAWARE.>>LET’S HEAR FROM RICK. >>Reporter: THE PRESS CONFERENCE WRAPPED UP ABOUT 20 MINUTES AGO. I AM TOLD THAT WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE WE ARE EXPECTED TO GET TODAY. THE UPDATE, REHASHING EVERYTHING WE HAVE HEARD AND NEW INFORMATION. A TOTAL OF SEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT, WERE SHOT IN HIS INCIDENT. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED INCLUDING THE FEMALE SUSPECT, WHO HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED AS JUST A 26- YEAR-OLD WITH A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. THEY ARE NOT RELEASING HER NAME BUT WE KNOW SHE WAS 26 YEARS OLD, WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. AUTHORITIES SAY THE STARTER WHEN SHE SHOWED UP FOR HER WORK DAY AROUND 9 AM , AND THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE BEGIN OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY. THE SHERIFF SAID IT MADE ITS WAY INSIDE THE FACILITY A TOTAL OF SEVEN PEOPLE INCLUDING ASSESSMENT WERE SHOT. THIS IS BECOMING TOO FAMILIAR FOR HARFORD COUNTY. THIS IS THE THIRD MASS SHOOTING WE HAVE HAD IN DISTRICT 34 IN THE PAST 3 YEARS. THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE SPOKE ABOUT THAT A TIME AGO.>>AT 9:06 WE RECEIVED A CALL OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER LOCATED IN THE 1501 PERRYMAN RD. IMMEDIATELY POLICE OFFICERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY RESPONDED. THEY WERE ON SCENE IN APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES. LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE AND EMS UNITS QUICKLY PAIRED UP AND WENT INTO THE WAREHOUSE AREA TO LOOK FOR THE SUSPECT, AND TO LOOK FOR VICTIMS AND PROVIDE TREATMENT WHERE APPROPRIATE. AT THIS TIME I CAN CONFIRM THAT THERE ARE SEVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOT IN THE INCIDENT. THIS INCLUDES THE SHOOTER. THREE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING FROM INJURIES, WHICH THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. THREE OTHERS ARE VICTIMS OF OUR SHOOTER WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TODAY. TWO AT THE SCENE, AND ONE AT THE HOSPITAL. THE FOURTH LOSS OF LIFE IS THE VICTIM, I’M SORRY IS THE SUSPECT, OUR SHOOTER. >>Reporter: THIS BUILDING IS ABOUT 200,000 FT.2. WE KNOW THE FEMALE SUSPECT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE THERE. OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER HERSELF INSIDE AND AROUND THE BUILDING, KNOWING WHAT SHE WAS DEALING WITH BECAUSE THIS WASN’T HER FIRST DAY AT WORK. SHE IS A 26-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WITH A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, BUT HER NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. SEVEN PEOPLE TOTAL SHOCK, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT. FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD INCLUDING THE FEMALE SUSPECT. THIS TOOK PLACE AROUND 9 AM WHEN THE SHERIFF SAYS SHE SHOWED UP FOR A NORMAL WORKDAY WITH A 9 MM GLOCK AND THE SHOOTING STARTED OUTSIDE THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND MADE ITS WAY INSIDE. A 200,000 SQUARE-FOOT BUILDING INVESTIGATOR’S HAD A LONG WAY TO GO IN TERMS OF COMBING THROUGH EVIDENCE. IT TOOK HIM A WHILE TO COME TO THE BUILDING, MAKING SURE EVERYONE WAS OKAY BEFORE THEY CAN CLEAR THE SCENE TO OPEN A LOT OF THE ROADS BACKUP. IF YOU’RE JUST JOINING US, AGAIN, SEVEN PEOPLE SHOT INCLUDING THE SUSPECT, THE FEMALE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AS A 26-YEAR-OLD FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. WE DO NOT KNOW HER NAME YET. WE DO NOT KNOW THE MOTIVE BEHIND ALL OF THIS AND WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXACT TIMETABLE OF HOWEVER THEY TOOK PLACE. THE SHERIFF TOLD US THERE IS STILL INFORMATION THERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT AT THIS HOUR. THE PRESS CONFERENCE 20 MINUTES AGO, I AM TOLD THAT IS THE FINAL UPDATE WE WILL GET THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THAT IS THE LAST INFORMATION WE WILL BE RECEIVING. I’M SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE INFORMATION COMING OUT TOMORROW IN THE COMING DAYS AS WELL. AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES TO UNFOLD, AUTHORITIES ARE DOING THEIR JOB. THE BIG THING NOW IS, NOW THEY KNOW THE SUSPECT IDENTITY, TRYING TO CLIMB INTO WHY SHE DID THIS. WHAT WAS THE MOTIVE BEHIND ALL OF THIS? THEY ARE DIGGING INTO CELL PHONES, COMPUTERS, SPEAKING TO FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS, EVEN SOME PLACE EMPLOYEES. WHAT WAS THEIR PROBLEM THERE? WHY DID THIS TRANSPIRE WESTMARK THERE ARE A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS STILL.>>RICK RITTER, THANK YOU SO MUCH. AS HE MENTIONED, A MASSIVE FACILITY THERE. THEY DID TREMENDOUS, QUICK WORK IN TERMS OF SECURING THE AREA, MAKING SURE PEOPLE GOT TRIAGED INTO THE PROPER HOSPITALS TO GET TREATMENT. POLICE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. WE ARE GOING BACK TO MIKE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THE SITUATION IS HOW QUICKLY LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS ABLE TO GET INFORMATION ON THE WEAPON THAT WAS USED. IN THE PAST, WE HAVE SEEN ATF ON THE SCENE OF THESE MASS SHOOTINGS. THEY WERE THERE TODAY. ATF ALSO HAS THE GUN TRACE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM, SO THEY CAN TRACK A WEAPON VERY QUICKLY. IN THIS CASE, THIS IS A WEAPON THAT WAS REGISTERED TO THE SHOOTER, AND THE SHOOTER ARRIVED WITH A 9 MM GLOCK AND MULTIPLE ROUNDS, MULTIPLE CLIPS. IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE HOW CLEAN THEY ARE ABLE NOW TO IDENTIFY WEAPONS ON THE SCENE, AND GET INFORMATION OUT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHO MAY BE RESPONDING. MY? >>Reporter: THERE WAS A LARGE ATF PRESENCE HERE. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY USE THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE, BUT WE DID A STORE IN BALTIMORE CITY ABOUT THIS VAN WHERE THEY HAD A TRAILER IN THE BACK. THEY CAN FIRE THE WEAPON. THEY CAN SEE FROM THE BULLETS MORE INFORMATION. THEY HAVE COMPUTERS INSIDE AND CAN GLEAN INFORMATION FROM THE WEAPON. THEY TRY TO GET MORE INFORMATION WHEN SOME ACT OF VIOLENCE HAPPENS. A LARGE NUMBER OF ATF PERSONNEL ON THE SCENE, AS WELL AS ATI. THIS WAS INFORMATION THAT WAS INVALUABLE TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. THE SHERIFF THANKED THOSE OTHER AGENCIES WHO HELPED RESPOND TO THE SCENE. IT WASN’T JUST THE FEDERAL PARTNERS BUT OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO CAME TODAY. THAT IS THE SAME THING WE SAW AT THE WORKPLACE SHOOTING, JUST DOWN THE ROAD 11 MONTHS AGO. THE SAME THING WITH THE PANERA SHOOTING. NOT THAT LONG AGO. IN OTHER ASPECTS WAS THE PARAMEDICS, WHO CAME TO THE SCENE, THEY ALSO GOT TRAINING ON HOW TO DEAL WITH AN ONGOING EMERGENCY THREAT, POSSIBLE ACTIVE SHOOTER. IT ALLOWS THEM TO RESPOND TO THOSE WHO ARE INJURED FASTER, AND TO TRIAGE THOSE PEOPLE EVEN FASTER. AS WE SEE MORE OF THESE, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE — RESPONSE TO CHANGES IN THEY GET BETTER AT HANDLING THESE UNFORTUNATE INCIDENTS. AS IS WAS UNFOLDING WE WERE TALKING TO VARIOUS PEOPLE HERE EARLIER TODAY. I JUST WANT YOU TO LISTEN AND AGAIN TO ONE OF THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO A FEW MOMENTS AFTER WE GOT HERE TO THE SCENE.>>IT HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY CRAZY. EVERYTHING IS CUT OFF, ALL THE ROADS ARE CUT OFF. THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO LET CARS DOWN HERE THEY ARE JUST USING ANY LARGER VEHICLES COME THROUGH. THEY ARE TELLING SOME PEOPLE TO DIVERT TO THE GRAVEYARD SOMEWHAT, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY CARS. I THINK I COUNTED AT LEAST 13 AMBULANCES. THAT IS WHEN IT WHEN I WAS COUNTING. THEY HAVE PUT OUT THREE CHOPPERS. THEY ARE STILL LOOKING AND INVESTIGATING. >>Reporter: THAT WAS EARLIER TODAY AT THE SCENE. WE SAW A LOT OF MILITARIZED VEHICLES. WE SAW SEVERAL SCHOOL BUSES COMING TO EVACUATE PEOPLE FROM THE SCENE. THE TRENTON SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ALSO ASKING IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WOMAN, SOMETHING THAT COULD SHED LIGHT ON WHAT HAPPENED TODAY, TO CALL 410-838-5800. THAT IS 410838 5800 SO THAT THEY CAN GET THAT INFORMATION TO DETECTIVES. THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO NAIL DOWN A FIRM TIMELINE TO ESTABLISH THE COMPLETE TIMELINE AS TO WHAT HAPPENED HERE. WE DO KNOW THIS PERSON HAD ACCESS AS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER THIS PERSON HAD A KEY CARD, OR HOW THAT WORKS. THE SHERIFF SAID THAT RITE AID IT DOES EMPLOY SOME PRIVATE SECURITY BUT IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THEY HAD PRIVATE SECURITY AT THE TIME. THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEIR SECURITY PROCEDURES ARE. THAT WILL BE PART OF IT. THAT WAS A BIG PART OF WHAT WE SAW AND THE CAPITAL GAZETTE SHOOTING. ONE LINE HERE FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF TWEETED A FEW MINUTES AGO. “WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTIVE AT THIS TIME.” THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THAT TOGETHER. THEY ARE STILL DOING INTERVIEWS. PEOPLE WHO HAD THEIR BELONGINGS AT THE FACILITY STILL ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GET BACK IN, OR GET THEIR VEHICLES YET. THAT WILL HAPPEN IN TIME. THIS IS STILL A CRIME SCENE, AS THE SHERIFF PROVIDED JUST SOME DETAIL AS TO HOW THAT UNFOLDED. IT STARTED OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING AND THEN WENT INSIDE. WE HAVE TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WERE IN NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS ABOUT HOW THEY WERE ON LOCKDOWN, HOW FRIGHTENING IT WAS FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES, HEARING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE. A LOT YET TO LEARN ABOUT THIS, BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY AN EMOTIONAL IMPACT, THIS COMMUNITY AGAIN SHAKEN BY ANOTHER SENSELESS TRAGEDY.>>MIKE, THANK YOU. WE THEN SPOKE ON THE PHONE WITH MIKE CAREY WHO WAS IN A NEARBY BUILDING, WHO HELPED RENDER AID TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS WHO WAS SHOT IN THE LOWER LEG. HOPEFULLY THAT IS ONE OF THE INJURED THAT IS IN STABLE CONDITION. ONE OF THE OTHERS WERE TAKEN TO HOPKINS BAYVIEW. DEVON IS STANDING BY WITH THE LATEST FROM HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES. DEVON? >>Reporter: MARY, WE KNOW NOW IS THAT FOR PEOPLE OUT OF THE SEVEN WHO WERE SHOT TODAY WERE BROUGHT HERE TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW FOR TREATMENT. THEY WERE BROUGHT IN AROUND 10 AM AS PRIORITY ONE. EACH OF THEM HAD ONE GUNSHOT WOUND. LATER WE GOT AN UPDATE FROM DR. FANG. HE IS ONE OF THE DIRECTORS HERE. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >>Reporter:>>ALL I CAN TELL YOU NOW IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOR PERSONS FROM THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING. THEY CAME TO US AS A LEVEL II TRAUMA CENTER SERVING THIS PART OF MARYLAND. THEY ARE ALL UNDER OUR CARE. WE ARE WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION THAT THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED, THAT THEY ARE HERE AND HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THEIR CONDITION BEFORE WE CAN GIVE YOU SPECIFICS ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS. ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT WE RECEIVED FOR PATIENTS WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS EARLIER TODAY. >>Reporter: CAN YOU SAY IF ONE OF THOSE BROUGHT HERE IS THE SHOOTER?>>TO US THEY ARE ALL PATIENTS. WE WEREN’T THERE SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS SECOND AND THIRD HAND SO I CAN’T COMMENT ON WHETHER ONE OR NOT IS THE SHOOTER. REMAN TWO OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE HURT, WE HAD ARE IN STABLE CONDITION. TWO OF THEM ARE STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION BUT WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR MORE DETAILS ON THOSE VICTIMS.>>THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A DRAMATIC DAY FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. NOT JUST THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE, WERE AFFECTED AND SHOT THERE, OF COURSE ALL OF THE OTHER COWORKERS AND PEOPLE WHO WERE IN BUSINESS IS IN THE OTHER WAREHOUSES SURROUNDING THE BUILDING. EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY THIS. HARFORD COUNTY IS DOING A INCREDIBLE JOB RESPONDING TO THE SCENE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. THEY WERE RENDERING AID TO PEOPLE WHO NEEDED IT RIGHT AWAY, TRIAGING THE PATIENT AND DISTRIBUTING TO HOSPITALS BASED UPON THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS. >>JUST TALKING WITH MIKE CAREY, WHO WAS IN A NEARBY BUSINESS, AND WITNESSING AN INJURED PERSON POINT THEN THAT INJURED PERSON WITNESSED THE SHOOTING WHICH STARTED OUTSIDE OF THE LIBERTY SUPPORT BUILDING, WHICH IS PART OF THE GREATER COMPLEX OF THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. IT HAS BEEN PART OF THAT COMMUNITY FOR 20 YEARS COME AND EMPLOYS 1000 PEOPLE. THIS AFFECTED SO MANY IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY WHO DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THEIR LOVED ONES FOR SEVERAL HOURS TODAY.>>THE MYSTERY THAT REMAINS TODAY IS THE WHY ALL THIS HAPPENED. A WOMAN, 26-YEAR-OLD, FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY OPENED FIRE AND INTO THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE.>>>A DEADLY WORK PLACE SHOOTING. >>AT LEAST THREE DEAD AND SEVERAL INJURED. AND WE HAVE UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY. A LIVE LOOK AT THE SCENE FROM CHOPPER 13. THE SCENE IS STILL ACTIVE. A FAR CRY FROM EARLIER TODAY. CHOPPER 13 OVER THE SCENE EARLIER AS THE S.W.A.T TEAM WAS GETTING READY TO ENTER THE RIETD AID DISTRIBUTION — RITE AID INTRUSION WAREHOUSE — DISTRIBUTION KWAR HOUSE THE CLEAR IT — WAREHOUSE TO CLEAR IT. >>AND MIKE HELLGREN IS THERE TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED. >>Reporter: WE GOT HERE JUST AFTER 9:00 THIS MORNING. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECT. A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH MULTIPLE ADDRESSES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND SHE ALSO SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD AND WAS LATER PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE KNOWS OF NO MOTIVE AT THIS POINT AND THEY’RE INVESTIGATING EXACTLY WHY THIS HAPPENED. AND THEY ARE LOOKING AT THOSE ADDRESSES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY AND COMBING SOCIAL MEDIA, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MORE. HERE’S SHERIFF GAHLER MOMENTS AGO. >>OUR SUSPECT IS A LONE FEMALE SUSPECT, AGE 26, WHO HAD A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. SHE HAS DIED AT THE HOSPITAL FROM A FATAL INJURY, SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. IT APPEARS, AGAIN, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, THAT SHE WAS ARMED WITH ONE HAND GUN AND SEVERAL MAGAZINES. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED BY ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONDER. OUR DETECTIVES ARE STILL WORKING TO ESTABLISH A TIME LINE, BUT AT THIS TIME, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE SUSPECT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE, EMPLOYEED HERE AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. SHE HAD REPORTED FOR HER WORK DAY AS USUAL. AROUND 9:00 A.M., THE SHOOTING BEGAN, STRIKING VICTIMS BOTH OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS AND INSIDE THE FACILITY. WE DO NOT AT THIS TIME HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THIS SENSELESS CRIME. AND THE INVESTIGATION, IT’S STILL EARLY OF AN INVESTIGATION OF THIS SIZE AND SCOPE. . >>Reporter: THIS WAS A 9 MILLIMETER GLOCK THAT WAS USED IN THE SHOOTING. IT WAS REGISTERED TO THE 26- YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO THEY BELIEVED OPENED FIRE AT THE FACILITY. IT’S UNCLEAR IF THEY GOT A CHANCE TO SFWRU THE WOMAN — INTERVIEW THE WOMAN OR IF SHE MADE ANY STATEMENTS OR WHETHER THERE WAS A VIDEO OF THIS. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE BUSSED OUT AND EVACUATED AFTER THE FACILITY. SEVERAL WALKED OUT AFTER THEY OPENED THE ROAD HERE. AND WE TALKED TO A WOMAN WHOSE SISTER GREETED HER HERE AT THE SCENE. HERE’S THE EXCHANGE. >>Reporter: HOW GOOD DOES IT FEEL TO BE OUT? . >>SO GOOD. I’M SO GLAD I’M OUT OF THERE. IT’S DEVASTATING TO WORK LIKE THAT AND OTHER PEOPLE KNOW POOM. I HAVE — PEOPLE. I’M A TWO-MONTH ASSOCIATE AND I’M REALLY FRESH. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS AND THEY KNOW PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS JUST WALKING AROUND MOPING AND GRIEVING FOR THE PEOPLE. >>Reporter: DID YOU HEAR THE GUN FIRE? >>NO. NO, I DIDN’T. I’M GLAD I DIDN’T. . >>Reporter: COULD YOU SHARE YOUR NAME IF YOU WANT TO? >>VANETTA JOHNSON. THIS IS MY SISTER. >>I’M KIM. I CAME TO GET MY SISTER. >>Reporter: HOW EMOTIONAL WAS THIS FOR YOU? >>I CRIED FOR A WHILE. AND MY MOTHER, IT WAS LIKE, IS MY SISTER HERE OR NOT? ? I CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WERE HER ON THE PHONE. JUST RIDE OUT HERE AND COME AND GET HER. AND THAT’S WHAT I DID. >>Reporter: WE’VE SEEN TOO MUCH OF THIS. >>TOO MUCH. THERE’S NOT ENOUGH LOVE. I CAN’T SAY WHY THEY THINK LIKE THAT. I’M GLAD MY SISTER IS OKAY. >>Reporter: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO SEE HER RIGHT HERE? >>I RAN TO HER. WE MAY NOT TALK EVERY DAY. BUT THAT’S MY SISTER. LOVE IS RAEM REAL — REAL. WE CAME AND GOT MY SISTER. I WAS GOING TO PUT A SHIELD ON THE GET HOER. DO YOU UNDERSTAND — HER. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? >>Reporter: YOU’VE BEEN WAITING ALL MORNING? >>YEAH. I’VE BEEN CALLINGS. THEY SAID — CALLING. THEY SAID DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS, THERE’S NO SHOOTING. YES, THERE IS. I’M ON MY WAY TO GET YOU. WE WERE GOING TO TO A COMMUNITY CENTER AND THEN A FIRE HOUSE. AND WE WERE GEING THE — GETTING THE RUN AROUND. >>Reporter: WHAT DID YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT? . >>I SAID THERE’S A SHOOTER OUT THERE. SHE SAID, NO, THERE’S NOT. I SAID YES, THERE IS. I’M TRYING TO GET TO YOU. MY MOM HAD TO CALL AND GET THEM TO RELEASE HER CHILD. >>Reporter: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? >>I DROPPED EVERYTHING. MY SISTER WORKS OUT THERE. I NEED TO GET TO HER. I FELT SICK. IT’S A FEELING OF WHAT IF OR WHAT IF NOT. IT’S UNPREDICTABLE. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. . >>Reporter: PERSPECTIVE FROM ONE FAMILY TOUCHED BY THIS. BUT THERE ARE SOME FAMILIES WHO WILL NOT SEE THEIR LOVED ONES TONIGHT. AND OTHERS WHO REMAIN IN THE HOSPITAL INJURED FROM THIS SENSELESS SHOOTING HERE. AND WE SHOULD ALSO ADD THAT FEDERAL AGENCIES WERE ASSISTING IN THIS INVESTIGATION ALONG WITH STATE POLICE WITH HARFORD COUNTY TAKING THE LEAD. LIVE AT THE SCENE, MIKE HELLGREN, WJZ. >>OKAY, MIKE. THAURPG THANK YOU. — THANK YOU. AND THERE WAS A MASSIVE POLICE RESPONSE TO THE SCENE, INCLUDING LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL THOFRTS. LOO — AUTHORITIES. LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH RICK RITDER IN ABBEAN WITH MORE ON THE — RICK RITTER IN AN DEAN WITH MORE ON THE SITUATION. >>Reporter: AND GETTING HERE FROM 95 FROM BALTIMORE, DOZENS OF UNMARKED POLICE CARS WITH LIGHTS SKCH SIRENS. — AND SIRENS. AND WE STARTED TO GET MORE INFORMATION. THE SHERIFF AND THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE GIVING US MORE DETAILS ON WHAT UNFOLDED AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING. THAT’S WHEN A 26-YEAR-OLD FEMALE SHOWED UP WITH A 9 MILLIMETER GLOCK REGISTERED TO HER. THE SHOOTING BEGAN OUTSIDE THE RITE AID WAREHOUSE CENTER AND MADE ITS WAY INSIDE THE BUILDING. A TOTAL OF SEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE FEMALE SUSPECT, WERE SHOT. FOUR DEAD, INCLUDING THE SUSPECT WHO HAS A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. THE SHERIFF SAID THEY WERE SERVING WARNTDS AT THE — WARRANTS AT THE ADDRESS AND OTHER ADDRESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSPECT. HER IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE SPOKE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. >>UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO THIS. I WANT TO REASSURE THE HARFORD COUNTY CITIZENS THAT WE TRAIN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE. THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, FIRE, EMS, ALLIED AGENCY, AND OUR VALUEN TIERS — VOLUNTEERS PERFORMED PERFECTLY TODAY TO CARRY OUT THE DUTY AND ISOLATE AND BRING THE INCIDENT TO A CLOSURE QUICKLY AND SAFELY THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. SO WE DRILL FOR THIS AND THEY PERFORMED AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME TODAY TO DO THAT. . >>Reporter: AND THAT’S HARFORD COUNTY EXECUTIVE TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY’RE PREPARED FOR THIS. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. THREE IN THIS DISTRICT ALONE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS. AND THIS IS VIDEO FROM CHOPPER 13 OVER THE SCENE. EARLIER, DOZENS OF EMPLOYEES WERE EVACUATED FROM THE BUILDING, FROM THE WAREHOUSE AND TAKEN TO THE REUNIFICATION CENTER AND INTERVIEWED BECAUSE POLICE WANT TO SPEAK WITH WITNESSES AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHY THIS MAY HAVE UNFOLDED. AND ANY EMPLOYEES THAT KNEW THE SUSPECT, THE TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. TRYING TO FIND OUT THE MOTIVE BEHIND THIS AND WHY THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE UNFOLDED. BACK TO YOU. >>OKAY. THANK YOU, RICK. >>THE WAREHOUSE WHERE THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE IS MASSIVE. WE’VE BEEN SHOWING YOU. IT HAS MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES. IT TOOK A WHILE TO EVACUATE. OUR LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH KIMBERLY EITEN LIVE AT THE REUNIFICATION CENTER AT THE SCENE. . >>Reporter: AND YOU SAID IT TOOK A WHILE FOR PEOPLE TO BE EVACUATED AND IT’S TAKING A WHILE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS TO REUNITE WITH LOVED ONES. THIS IS A DRAWN OUT PROCESS. AND ONE WOMAN CAME HERE TO PICK UP HER FOUR WHAT WORKS THERE. AND HE SPEAKS SPANISH AND SHE WAS TRANSLATING FOR US AS WE WERE ASKING QUESTIONS. SHE SAID THAT HE WAS INSIDE WORKING WHEN ALL OF THIS STARTED. SHE SAYS THAT HE HEARD THE GUNSHOTS SOMEWHERE IN THE BUILDING, MAYBE THE CAFETERIA. AND HE RAN TO BATHROOM IN A — TO A BATHROOM IN A STALL AND BARRICADED HIMSELF. AND THEN HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE. AND HE SAID THROUGH HIS DAUGHTER THAT AT ONE POINT, MAYBE IN THE BATHROOM OR TRYING TO LEAVE THE BUILDING, HE SAW AT LEAST ONE OF HIS COWORKERS BADLY INJURED ON THE GROUND. JUST A TRAUK SITUATION. — TRAUMATIC SITUATION. AND WE ASKED WHAT HE KNEW OF THE SHOOTER, THIS WOMEN. HE KNEW HER ONLY IN PASSING. SHE WORKED THERE AND WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. AND HE NEVER SUSPECTED SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ANOTHER REPORTER ASKED WHY. HE SAID YOU’RE JUST COMING TO WORK. THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN ON YOUR THURSDAY. SO A LOT STILL IN PROCESS OF THIS INVESTIGATION. AND WE TALKED TO A GENTLEMAN WHO WORKS SECURITY AT THE BUILDING FOR EIGHT YEARS. HE’S NOW RETIRED. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >>I WORKED HERE FOR EIGHT YEARS AND RETIRED. AND I WAS JUST CONCERNED. AND ONE OF MY COWORKERS — ONE OF MY WORKERS HERE WAS THERE WHEN THINGS TURNED BAD. AND HE NEEDED A WAY HOME TODAY AND I SAID, I’LL HELP YOU. I’LL TAKE YOU HOME. . >>Reporter: WE’VE SEEN ALL KINDS OF SUPPORT LIKE THAT HERE IF HE FAMILY REUNIFICATION CENTER. THIS IS STILL OPEN. IF YOU NEED TO GET IN CONTACT WITH A LOF LOVED — LOVED ONE, THE NUMBER IS POSTED ON WJZ.COM. FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU NO STUDIO. >>AND FOUR VICTIMS WERE TRANSPORTED TO JOHNS HOPKINS BAY VIEW HERE IN BALTIMOREMENT . — BALTIMORE. AND DEVIN BARTOLOTTA IS THERE. . . >>Reporter: RIGHT NOW, POLICE ARE TRYING TO GET AHOLD OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE FOUR PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE. WE WERE TOLD THEY WERE BROUGHT HERE BY AMBULANCE ONE HOUR AFTER THE SHOOTING BEGAN. WUL OF THEM BSH ALL OF — ALL OF THEM WITH ONE GUNSHOT WOUND EACH. TWO ARE IN STABLE CONDITION AND TALKING TO AUTHORITIES. AND THEY MAY BE RELEASED FAIRLY SOON. THE HOSPITAL SAYS TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. BASED ON THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE DIED THAT THE POLICE ARE GIVING US, ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE MAY HAVE DIED. WHAT WAS UNCONFIRMED, MRISZ HAVEN’T SAID IF THE SHOOTER, WHO IS DEAD, WAS BROUGHT TO THIS HOSPITAL. THERE WAS ARMED SECURITY HERE TODAY. WE SAW PEOPLE IN BULLET PROOF VESTS WALKING AROUND. THE TRAUMA MEDICAL DIRECTOR SAID THIS WAS OUT OF CAUTION FOR THE PATIENTS AND FOR THE HOSPITAL. >>I THINK UNTIL WE KNOW THE EVENTS AND THE MOTIVATIONS, IT’S GOOD TO BE CAUTIOUS AND HAVE SECURITY FOR THEIR SAFETY AND ALSO FOR THE HOSPITAL PERSONNEL SAFETY. >>Reporter: WE HAVE NOT SEEN OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS COMING IN OR OUT WHO ARE HERE TO REUNITE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AT THE HOSPITAL. THE HOSPITAL DOES NOT THINK THEY WILL HAVE OTHER UPDATES FOR US AND MOST OF THE INFORMATION GOING FORWARD WILL COME FROM POLICE. WAC BACK TO YOU — BACK TO YOU. >>AND WE SPOKE WITH A MAN WHO HELPED A SHOOTING VICTIM WHO RAN INTO HIS BUSINESS. >>Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT THAT, WHAT YOU WITNESSED. >>HE WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I HEARD GUNSHOTS IN THE PARKING LOT. I THOUGHT SOMEBODY WAS CHASING AFTER HIM. MY MANAGER WAS LIKE, CLOSE DOWN THE BUILDING, CLOSE THE DOORS. LOCK EVERYTHING. AND HE CAME IN AND WE SAT HIM DOWN AND WE WANTED TO HELP PUT PRESSURE ON THE WOUND. HE WAS SAYING THAT HE HAERT GUNSHOTS — HEARD GUNSHOTS, POP, POP, POP. AND HE GOT SHOT ON THE LEG. AND HE WAS JUST, YOU KNOW, WORRIED ABOUT HIS LEGS. >>Reporter: AND WHAT WAS HE SAYING THAT HE SAW? WHAT DID HE SAY? >>HE SAID ALL HE HEARD WAS GUNSHOTS AND HE TRIED TO RUN OUT OF THE BUILDING AND HE GOT SHOT IN THE LEG. HE WAS JUST — HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. HE THOUGHT HE GOT KILLED. HE THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD. HE CAME TO OUR BUILDING AND WE TRIED TO HELP HIM AND HELP HIM OUT. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. WE THOUGHT SOMEBODY WAS CHASING HIM IN THE PARKING LOT. IT WAS JUST CRAZY. >>OF COURSE THE SHOOTING CAUSED A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY. MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE SURE LOVED ONES WERE SAFE. DENISE KOCH HAS MORE REACTION. . >>Reporter: MARY, AS YOU KNOW, THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS BEEN TWEETED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND SUPPLYING WHAT INFORMATION THEY WERE READY TO RELEASE THROUGHOUT THE DAY, FREQUENTLY UPDATING THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA ON THE SHOOTING. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION THAT COULD BE HELPFUL IN THE INVESTIGATION, AS YOU LEARN MORE AND COULD HELP THEM KNOW MORE ABOUT TODAY’S SHOOTING, CALL THE NUMBER 410-838-5800. AGAIN, 410-838-5800. WE’VE BEEN GIVING THE NUMBER OUT THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AND REPRESENTATIVE CUMMINGS TWEETED, I AM PRAYING FOR THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES IN ABERDEEN AND I THANK THE FIRST RESPONDERS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION. IT IS ABSURD HOW OFTEN WE MUST SAY THIS, BUT WE CANNOT ALLOW THE MASS SHOOTINGS TO BECOME NORMAL. WE MUST KEEP FIGHTING TO STOP THIS. AND THE GOVERNOR TWEETING THE FIRST LADY AND I GRIEVING FOR THE LOSS OF LIFE IN THE SHOOTER IN HARFORD COUNTY AND PRAYING THOSE WHO WERE INJURED FULLY RECOVER. I REMAIN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH HARFORD COUNTY FIRMS AND LAURT AS — LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THEY CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE. AND YOU CAN GET INFORMATION ANY TIME ON OUR WEBSITE, WJZ.COM. >>OKAY. TLAUNG VERY MUCH. — THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE DEADLY SHOOTING INSIDE THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ABERDEEN. THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND THREE WERE WOUNDED BY THE FEMALE SHOOTER. THE SUSPECT ALSO TOOK HER OWN LIFE. >>SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT THE FACILITY. POLICE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING STARTED OUTSIDE AND BUILDING AND WENT IN THE BILLION. THERE IS NO MOTIVE YET. >>>AND STILL AHEAD, THE LIVE >>>WJZ KOPT CONTINUING THE — CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ABERDEEN. THREE PEOPLE SHOT AND KILLED IN THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THREE OTHERS INJURED. THE SUSPECT IS DEAD FROM A SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. >>AND AVA-JOY BURNETT IS IN THE CUBE WITH NEW AUDIO FROM MOMENTS AFTER THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. >>Reporter: AFTER THE LATEST UPDATE WE HEARD FROM FIRMS THIS WAS A — OFFICIALS THIS WAS A FEMALE SUSPECT AND SHE SHOT AND KILLED HERSELF. WE’RE ABOUT TO PLAY THE AUDIO CLIPS FOR YOU. THEY’RE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE FIRST RESPONDERS ON THE SCENE WITHIN MINUTES OF THE SHOOTING. AND WE WANT TO SET THE SCENE. YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR THEM DESCRIBING THE IEP TOOIPS — TYPES OF WOUNDS THE VICTIMS HAVE. AND YOU’LL HEAR GSW. THAT’S SHORT HAND FOR GUNSHOT WOUNDS. AND SOME OF WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO HEAR MAY BE DISTURBING. >>WE HAVE THE ACTIVE SHOOTER AT PERRYMAN ROAD. THEY HAVE AT LEAST ONE WITH A GSW TO THE HEAD THAT IS STILL ALIVE. >>TWO FEMALES, GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE HEAD. >>AND BEEN ADVISED, ONE MORE PATIENT IN THE LOBBY. >>ANOTHER MEDIC AT THE ENTRANCE. >>I NEED A MEDIC BEFORE THE GATES. >>ONE SUBJECT WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE LEG. >>RECOVERED INSIDE OF THE WARE WAREHOUSE. IT IS LOADED. 9 MILLIMETER. >>DOING A FINAL THIRD SWEEP OF THE WAREHOUSE. NO MORE PATIENTS INSIDE THE WAREHOUSE. >>Reporter: SO YOU HEARD THEM INTIEB DESCRIBING THE — DESCRIBING THE TYPES OF INJURIES. GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE HEAD. ONE PERSON WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. AND YOU HEARD THEM MENTION THAT THEY RECOVERED A # MILL MEET — 9 MILLIMETER AND FOUND SEVERAL MAGAZINES IN THIS LOCATION. THE SUSPECT, A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN. HER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. THEY SAY SHE WAS A TEMPORARY WORKER, SHOWED UP FOR WORK AROUND 9:00. AND THEN STARTED FIRING. ONCE AGAIN, OFFICIALS SAY SIX PEOPLE WERE SHOT. THERE WERE SIX VICTIMS. THREE OF THEM DIED. THREE OF THEM SURVIVED AND WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. OFFICIALS SAY THE 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO THEY HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED TURNED THE GUN ON HERSELF. >>JUST TO CLARIFY, SOME OF WHAT WE HEARD A MOMENT AGO, THESE ARE EDITED CLIPS FROM 911. THESE ARE ACTUAL OFFICERS ON THE SCENE AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE CALLED IN AND PROVIDING INFORMATION. . >>Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT. WE TALK ABOUT BROADCAST. THESE ARE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN OFFICIALS ON THE SCENE, FIRST RESPONDERS, AMBULANCE WORKERS. THIS IS HOW THEY COMMUNICATE. AND THIS WAS THEM TELLING EACH OTHER WHERE THEY WERE, WHAT THEY WERE SEEING, AND THE TYPES OF INJURIES THEY WERE SIGH R SEEINGS. — SEEING. AND EARLIER TODAY, YOU HEARD FIRNLS THANK — OFFICIALS THANK THE PEOPLE AND FIRST POND RESPONDERS — RESPONDERS. THEY MENTIONED THE DEA, FBI, ATF ATF, STATE POLICE. WE HAVE YOU HAVE ALL THE CREWS, THIS IS HOW THIS KOOD NATE THEMSELVES — COORDINATE THEMSELVES. >>AND IT WAS UNIQUE INSIGHT WHACHS HAPPENING AT THE TIME AND — WHAT HAPPENS HAPPENING AT THE TIME AND HOW PEOPLE COMMUNICATED WITH EACH OTHER. >>EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON, IDENTITY AID — RITE AID LEASE RELEASED A — RELEASED A STATEMENT. >>WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED AT THE EVENTS THAT TRANGS PYRE — TRANSPIRED AT THE LIBERTY FACILITY. LOCAL AUTHORITIES CONFIRMED THERE ARE MULTIPLE FATALITIES AND CASUALTIES. WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK CLOSELY WITH AUTHORITIES AS THEY CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION. THE FACILITY IS CLOSED AND WE ARE ASSESSING WHEN IT WILL BE REOPENED. GRIEF COUNSELORS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS LONG AS THEY ARE NEEDED. >>AND THOUGHTS APPLY PRAYER — AND PRAYERS TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT AND THEIR LOVED ONES. YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THE FOLKS AT RITE AID WERE GOING THROUGH HEARING ABOUT THE SHOOTING AT THEIR FACILITY. >>ABSOLUTELY. 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AS YOU CAN SEE THE CHANCES OF SHOWERS INCREASE LATE START. AND UNFORTUNATELY — SATURDAY. AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE GAME, SUNDAY AT 4:00, A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION. MUCH COOLER AIR AND TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60s. THAT’S ABOUT IT FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AND ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AS YOU CAN SEE AT 6:00. WE’LL BE DEALING WITH COOLER CONDITIONS. THE FRONT WILL GET PRETTY FAR SOUTH. AND WE HAVE A RISK OF SCATTERED SHOWERS. OVERNIGHT, INCREASING CLOUDS JUST LIKE LAST NIGHT. 65 AND KIND OF HUMID. TOMORROW, HUMID IN THE MORNING AND CLOUDS GIVE WAY TO SUNSHINE. UP TO 79 DEGREES. THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, 78 ON SATURDAY AND LOWER HUMIDITY. A NICE AFTERNOON AND GOOD MORNING FOR FOR THE PARADE. SUNDAY, A CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR RAVE — FOR THE RAVENS. 69 MONDAY. A RISK OF SHOWERS AGAIN EACH DAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN ON THURSDAY. BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU, BOB. >>>MORE AHEAD ON WJZ FLUZ AT 4:00 — NEWS AT 4. >>>>>WJZ CONTINUES TO FOLLOW THE BREAKING NEWS OF A DEADLY WORK PLACE SHOOTING IN HARFORD COUNTY. >>HL LOW. — HELLO. I’M DENISE KOCH. >>I’M VIC CARTER. NEW INFORMATION ON THE DEADLY SHOOTING. >>THREE PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD. THE FEMALE SHOOTER IS ALSO DEAD FROM A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. >>AND A LIVE LOOK FROM CHOPPER 13. IT TOOK HOURS TO CLEAR THE BUILDING AS A PRECAUTION. AND MIKE HELLGREN IS LIVE ON THE SCENE IN ABERDEEN WITH THE LATEST, INCLUDING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SUSPECT. AND SHE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. MIKE? . >>Reporter: OUR SUSPECT IS A LONE FEMALE SUSPECT, AGE 26, WHO HAD A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. SHE HAS DIED AT THE HOSPITAL FROM A FATAL INJURY, SELF- INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. IT APPEARS AS I SAID THIS MORNING THAT SHE WAS ARMED WITH ONE HAND GUN AND SEVERAL MAGAZINES. NO SHOTS WERE FIRED BY ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONDER. OUR DETECTIVES ARE STILL WORKING TO ESTABLISH A TIME LINE. AT THIS TIME, WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE SUSPECT WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE, EMPLOYEED HERE AT THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER. SHE HAD REPORTED FOR HER WORK DAY AS YOU REMEMBER. AND AROUND 9:00 A.M., THE SHOOTING BEGAN, STRIKING VICTIMS OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS AND INSIDE THE FACILITY. AND WE DO NOT AT THIS TIME HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THE SENSELESS CRIME. THE INVESTIGATION IS EARLY FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THIS SIZE AND SCOPE. >>WE APOLOGIZE. WE LOST MIKE’S SIGNAL BRIEFLY. >>NOW TO RICK RITTER. HE HAS BEEN LIVE THERE. WE’VE BEEN GETTING BRIEFINGS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, INCLUDING RIGHT NOW, THE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT. RICK? . >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PUTTING OUT A TWEET A SHORT TIME AGO IDENTIFIES HER. THRZ SHE’S FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. THE FEMALE SUSPECT IS IDENTIFIED AS A 26-YEAR-OLD FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY THIS NAME. SHE ARRIVED AT THE RITE AID DISTRIBUTION CENTER AROUND 9:00 THIS MORNING FOR WHAT WAS AN OR THEIR DAY OF — ORDINARY DAY OF WORK. SHE SHOWED UP WITH A 9 MILLIMETER HAND GUN, A GLOCK REGISTERED TO HER. AND THE SHOOTING STARTED OUTSIDE THE BUILDING AND MADE ITS WAY INSIDE. IN TOTAL, SIX VICTIMS WERE SHOT AND SHE KILLED THREE OF THEM AND TURNED THE GUN ON HERSELF. AND WE HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE A LITTLE MORE THAN A HOUR AGO. THE SHERIFF AND HARFORD COUNTY EXECUTIVE SHEDDING LIGHT ON EXACTLY WHAT TRANSPIRED HERE EARLIER THIS MORNING. AND THE GOVERNOR IS TWEETING THROUGHOUT THE DAY TALKING ABILITY THE STATE STAND — ABOUT IS STATE STANDING BY AND READY TO ASSIST. HE WAS ON CAMERA A LITTLE WHILE AGO. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >>I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH COUNT EXECUTIVE GLASSMAN AND SHERIFF GAHLER AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE AND OTHER STATE AGENCIES ARE ASSISTING. AND MY PLAYER ARE WITH THE VICTIMS AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE INJURED AND THEIR FAMILIES. . >>Reporter: THE NEW INFORMATION JUST MINUTES AGO. THE FEMALE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFIED. POLICE SAID THE BUILDING WAS 200,000 SQUARE FEET. A VERY LARGE WAREHOUSE, IF YOU WILL. IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET IN AND COMB THROUGH THE EVIDENCE AND SEARCH IS BUILDING, EVERY INCH, TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY WAS OUT OKAY. AND A 200,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING. SHE WAS FAMILIAR WITH IT. SHE SHOWED UP TODAY AND SHE HAD A 9 MILLIMETER HAND GUN, A GLOCK. AND STARTED THE SHOOTING OUTSIDE THE FACILITY AND MADE HER WAY INSIDE. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION; PLEASE COME FORWARD. THEY ARE BEGGING FOR WITNESSES WHO MAY HAVE SEEN SOMETHING OR MAY SOMETHING OR MAY KNOW MOSLEY. AND THERE’S NO MOTIVE YET. THEY’RE WANTING TO SPEAK APPROXIMATE INDIVIDUALS AND — WITH INDIVIDUALS AND URGING THEM TO COME FORWARD. THE NEW INFORMATION, THE FEMALE SUSPECT IS IDENTIFIED AS 26- YEAR-OLD MRZ MOSLEY FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. HER EXECUTING A SEARCH WARRANT AT HER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AND OTHER ADDRESSES SOCIABILITIED WITH HER. >>>– ASSOCIATED WITH HE HAVE. >>>AND FAMILY — HER. >>>AND FAMILY RUSHED TO THE SCENE AND KIMBERLY EITEN HAS MORE ON THIS. . >>Reporter: AND JUST SHORTLY BEFORE WE LEARNED THE IDENTITY OF THE SHOOTER, WE WERE SPEAKING WITH A WOMAN WHO CAME HERE TO PICK UP HER FATHER. HE SPEAKS SPANISH SKCH SHE WAS TRANS — AND SHE WAS TRANSLATING FOR US. HE KNEW OF THE SHOOTING IN PASSING. HE DID NOT KNOW HER PERSONALLY OR WELL. HE KNEW SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE. AND WE ASKED DID YOU EVER SUSPECT THAT SHE MIGHT DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND HE SAID NO, WE DIDN’T. YOU WOULDN’T SUSPECT ANY OF YOUR COWORK EERS — COWORKERS COULD COME IN AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. AND HE WAS WORKING INSIDE THE BUILDING WHEN HE HEARD GUNSHOTS COMING FROM THE AREA OF THE CAFETERIA. HE RAN AND BARRICADED HIMSELF IN A BATHROOM STALL. AND HIS DAUGHTER SPEAKING FOR HIM TOLD US THAT WHEN THE GUNSHOTS STOPPED, THAT’S WHEN HE FELT IT WAS SAFE TO LEAVE THE BATHROOM STALL AND TRY TO GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. AT SOME POINT, HE SAW ONE OF HIS COWORKERS GRAVELY INJURED ON THE FLOOR. SOME VERY TRAUMATIC MOMENTS YOU CAN’T IMAGINE UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE SITUATION. WE’VE SPOKEN WITH THE AGENCIES HERE TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE SHOOTING. HERE’S WHAT THE RED CROSS HAD TO SAY. >>I THINK THE NICE PART IS THAT WE’RE ABLE TO BE ON SITE BECAUSE OF THE PARTNERSHIPS AND HAVE THE CONVERSATION NOW IF THEY’RE READY. OR WE WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WITH CASE WORK UNTIL THEY’RE READY TO TO OF THE CONVERSATION OR THEY DO NOT NEED TO HAVE IT. OUR CASEWORKERS WORK TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. >>Reporter: WERE YOU GUYS OUT HERE WHETHER THE EDGE WOOD — WHEN THE EDGE WOOD SHOOTING HAPPENED AS WELL. ? WE WERE. >>WE WERE. WE WERE. IT’S A FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE TO SEE THE REPEAT AND IT’S HEART FELT TO KNOW AND HEART FELT TO THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO MANAGE SUCH SITUATIONS. IT’S A SHAME TO NEED THEM. . >>Reporter: CERTAINLY SOMETHING THE COMMUNITY HAS SEEN FAR TOO MUCH OF. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE REUNIFICATION CENTER IS STILL OPEN. YOU CAN SEE IT HERE. THIS IS THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A FAMILY MEMBER OR LOVED ONE, THIS IS A PLACE YOU MAY WANT TO COME TO. THERE’S A HOT LINE TO CALL. YOU CAN FIND THAT ON WJZ.COM. AND AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING YOU NOT CALL THE FIRE COMPANY ITSELF. COME HERE ON CALL THE HOT LINE ON OUR WEBSITE. FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU. . >>LET’S GO BACK TO HIKE HELLGREN LIVE. HE’S AT THE — MIKE HELLGREN LIVE. HE’S AT THE SCENE WITH THE LATEST. . >>Reporter: SO WE’VE BEEN LOOKING INTO HER BACKGROUND. POLICE IDENTIFIED HER A SHORT TIME AGO. 26 YEARS OLD. IF YOU LOOK IN CASE SEARCH, EVERYTHING SHE HAS IN THERE IS RECENT. IN APRIL, APRIL 30TH, THERE WAS A CIVIL CLAIM FILED AGAINST HER BY THE BALTIMORE COUNTY OFFICE OF BUDGET AND FINANCE. AND THERE WAS A TRAFFIC STOP ON AUGUST 28TH. JUST NOT THAT LONG AGO. SHE GOT PULLED OVER IN THE PARKVILLE AREA. AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OTHER ENTRIES FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST AND 2ND, SOME CAR REGISTRATION VIOLATIONS THERE. SO NOTHING VERY SERIOUS. BUT SHE DID HAVE SOME RECENT CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OVER IMPROPER REGISTER ADMINISTRATRIX OF HER — REGISTRATION OF HER VEHICLE AND IMPROPER TAGS AND SHE WAS PULLED OVER IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. SO ALL THAT IS FROM AUGUST 28TH AND THEN THE 1ST AND 2ND OF THIS MONTH. NO ACTS OF VIOLENCE THAT WE COULD FIND FROM HER COURT RECORDS IN MARYLAND AT LEAST RIGHT NOW. AND THE SHERIFF SAID THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF ANY IMMEDIATE WARNING SIGNS AS THEY HAVE COMPLETED SOME PRELIMINARY ASPECTS OF THIS INVESTIGATION. HOWEVER, PARTICULAR WILL BE COMING — MORE WILL BE COMING OUT. SHE HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE. MUCH OF THAT, WE LOOKED AT THAT. AND MUCH OF THE PAGE IS PRIVATE. WHAT POLICE HAVE SAID IS SHE STARTED OPENING FIRE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. SHE’S A TEMPORARY WORKER HERE. AND THAT CONTINUED INSIDE THE BUILDING. IT’S WORTH NOTES THIS IS THE THIRD WORK PLACE SHOOTING IN THE COUNTRY IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS. OTHERS HAPPENS YESTERDAY IN WISCONSIN AND PENNSYLVANIA. AND IT IS THE SECOND TO HAPPEN HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY IN JUST THE PAST YEAR WITH PRINCE OPENING FIRE ON A GRANITE BUSINESS NOT FAR FROM HERE IN EDGEWOOD BACK 11 MONTHS AGO. BUT AGAIN, SHE’S THE 26-YEAR- OLD POLICE IDENTIFIED. SHE SHOT HERSELF IN THE HEAD AND DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW IF SHE MADE ANY STATEMENTS TO POLICE OR TO ANYBODY ELSE BEFORE SHE OPENED FIRE. AND THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE MOTIVE AT THIS POINT IS UNKNOWN. >>THANK YOU. >>>WELL, A NUMBER OF THE WOUNDED RIM VIMS — VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO HOPKINS BAY VIEW HOSPITAL. >>AND DEVIN BARTOLOTTA HAS MORE ON THIS PART OF THE STORY. >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. THOSE PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT. THE HOSPITAL TELLS US THIS MORNING AT 10:00, AN HOUR AFTER THE SHOOTING BEGAN, FOUR PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT HERE BY AMBULANCE. TWO OF THEM ARE NOW IN STABLE CONDITION. THEY HAVE TALKED TO AUTHORITIES TODAY. AND THEY MAY BE RELEASED SOON. TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. WE DON’T KNOW IF ONE OF THEM WAS THE SHOOTER WHO LATER DIED AT A HOSPITAL. WE DON’T KNOW IF THAT WAS THIS HOMENT OR NOT — HOSPITAL OR NOT. EACH OF THE FOUR PEOPLE HAD ONE GUNSHOT WOUND EACH. WE DON’T KNOW HOW OLD THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY WERE IN THE BUILDING OR IF THEY HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER. TONIGHT, THE HOSPITAL SAYS THAT THERE WAS EXTRA SECURITY HERE AS A PRECAUTION TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY NO THREAT HERE AT THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT. AND THEY WON’T HAVE MANY MORE UPDATES FOR US. MOST OF THE UPDATES ON THE THREE OR FOUR REMAINING VICTIMS HERE AT THE HOSPITAL WILL MOST LIKELY COME FROM POLICE. . >>OKAY. DEVIN BARTOLOTTA REPORTING FOR US LIVE. >>NOW LET’S TURN TO THE TRAFFIC. KRISTY BRESLIN IS AT WJZ TRAFFIC CONTROL WITH THAT FOR US. >>HI, DPIES. THE — GUYS. THE AREA IS SHOOTING IS TAKING PLACE IN, THS THAT’S A — THAT’S A HEAVILY TRAVELED AREA. WE HAVE THE BIGGEST CLOSURE, PER RI MAN ROAD IS — PERRYMAN ROAD CLOSED. AND PERCENT PERCENT CLOSED BETWEEN OLD PHILADELPHIA ROAD AND CRANBERRY. THE PROBLEM IS ON ROUTE 40, WE’RE SEEING SIGNIFICANT DELAYS RIGHT NOW. AS YOU CAN SEE THE AVERAGE SPEED IS 24 MILES PER HOUR. THE SLOWS SART STARTS — STARTS’ BRIDGE AND CONTINUES TO ROUTE 22. THIS IS ROUTE 40 RIGHT NOW. THAT IS ROUTE 40 AT THE INTERSECTION OF BEL AIR AVENUE. AND THERE’S A LOOK AT TRAFFIC COMING FROM THE OTHER DIRECTIONMENT AND THAT’S — DIRECTION. AND THAT’S EDGE WOOD ROAD. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TAKING ROUTE 7. TAKE A LOOK AT 95. THERE’S A LOOK AT ROUTE 22. FREE AND CLEAR. A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS, THE CRASH ON THE OUTER LOOP WAS SCLEERED. A — CLEARED. A COUPLE OF ACCIDENTS ROUTE 100 EASTBOUND ON THE RAMP TO WATER LOO ROAD. AND LOTS OF DELAYS ON THE BELTWAY. HEAVY HAVE 95 TO LIBERTY. WE’LL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE. THE AREA IN ABERDEEN IS BUSY. ROUTE 40 AND ROUTE 7 ARE BUSY. IF YOU TAKE 90, THAT’S THE BEST CASE. >>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. WELL, WE’LL BE BACK AHEAD WITH MORE ON WJZ NEWS AT 4:00 ON THIS DEADLY WORK PLACE SHOOTING IN HARFORD COUNTY. IT’S COMING UP AFTER THIS. THE FACILITY. POLICE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING STARTED OUTSIDE THE BUILDING AND CONTINUED INSIDE. SO FAR, NO MOTIVE. >>>ALL RIGHT. STRAIGHT AHEAD ON WJZ NEWS AT 4:00, AN UPDATE OF THE FORECAST. THAT’S COMING UP NEXT. . >>>SUNSHINE AND A LOT OF LOW CLOUDS. IT TOOK A WHILE TO BURN OFF. AND WE’LL PROBABLY SEE THE SAME THING OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING AS WELL. WE’VE HAD THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST BREEZES BRINGING IN THE OCEAN AIR. THE DEW POINT IS 80. HIGHER THAN THE LAST 24 HOURS. EAST, SOUTHEAST WINDS OFF THE OCEAN. NOT THAT STRONG BUT ENOUGH TO PUSH THE WATER ACROSS THE BAY. AND FLOOD ADVISORIES AND A FLOOD WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY. AND DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS, FLOODING. THEY’LL SEE MORE EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. THE BAROMETER IS STEADY, 30.15 INCHES. AND 79 DEGREES WITH A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE IN GLEN BURNIE. AND BREEZE AT 5 MILES PER HOUR. THE BROTHER-IN-LAW TER IS RISE RISE — BAROMETER IS RISING AND FOR HUMID. NOT A TERRIBLE DAY. 75 OCEAN CITY AND 81 IN DC. WE’RE AT 77 ROCK HALL. EASTON AT 77 DEGREES. AND BEL AIR AT 77. WE HAVE THE COASTAL FLOOD WARNING FOR DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS. THE WATER HAS BEEN PUSHING ACROSS THE BAY. ALSO PORTION OF BALTIMORE AND HARFORD COUNTY. AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND, FLOOD ADVISORIES FOR HIGH TIDE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW BECAUSE OF THE WATER PUSHED. THE BAY IS SHALLOW. WHEN THE WIND COME OUT THE SOUTHEAST, EAST DIRECTION, IT PUSHES THE WATER ACROSS THE BAY. THE HIGH TIDE SHOWS MINOR FLOODING, MAKE A FOOT TO FOOT AND A HALF ABOVE NORMAL. MOST OF THE EAST IS CLEAR. UP TO THE NORTH, THERE’S A FRONTAL BOUNDARY GETTING TO US AS A COOL FLONT ON SATURDAY — FRONT ON SATURDAY. AND MAY BE A FEW SHOWERS AT THAT TIME. THERE’S THE WARM FRONT IN SECTIONS OF NEW YORK. AND SHOWERS. AND FOR US, DRY AND A LITTLE MORE HUMID. IN THE WEEKEND, HERE COMES THE FRONT. SATURDAY MORNING, WE’LL START SEEING CLOUDS AND MAYBE A FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE. AND WE CLEAR OUT FOR A WHILE. AND LATE AT NIGHT, MORE CLOUDS. SUNDAY WE HAVE THE FRONT EVEN FURTHER SOUTH. AT LEAST THE MODEL IS IS SOMEHOWS — SOMEHOWING A LITTLE BIT OF SHOWERS AROUND 4:00 IN THE AFTERNOON AND MONDAY AND AGAIN THROUGH THE NEXT WEEK WITH MORE SYSTEMS. WE’LL HAVE MORE CLOUDS AND MORE SHOWER ACTIVITY EARLY NEXT WEEK. 75 TONIGHT AND HUMID. TOMORROW, HUMID AND SUNSHINE. BACK UP TO 79 WITH A SOUTH BREEZE PICKING UP. AND AN ADVISORY IN THE BAY. NICER ON SATURDAY AND LESS HUMID AT 78 DEGREES. GREAT FOR THE PARADE AND COOLER. 69 AND A FEW SHOWERS SUNDAY. MONDAY, WARMING UP. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, MORE CHANCES OF SHOWERS. NOT ALL THE TIME. BY THURSDAY, CHANCE OF A FEW SHOWERS BACK DOWN AROUND 74 DEGREES. BY THE WAY, THE NORMAL FOR THE NEXT WEEK DOES DROP DOWN TO 75. THIS WEEKEND, OUR NORMAL IS RIGHT AROUND 76 DEGREES. >>OKAY. THANK YOU, BOB. >>WJZ NEWS AT 5:00 IS COMING UP NEXT. >>>COMING UP NEXT AT 5:00 ON WJZ.>>Reporter: HEART BREAK IN HARFORD COUNTY. I AM ON THE AT THE SCENE WHERE A WOMAN OPENED FIRE ON HER CO-WORKERS KILLING THREE OF THEM AND THEN HERSELF. WHAT WE’RE LEARNING OF HER AND THE LATEST ON THE SITUATION TONIGHT.>>>LIVE FROM TELEVISION CAME IT 9:06 A.M. POLICE RESPONDED WITHIN 5 MINUTES.>>IT’S BEEN CRAZY. EVERYTHING IS CUT OFF. ALL OF THE ROADS ARE CUT OFF. THEY’RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO LET CARS DOWN HERE, AND THEY’RE JUST USING ANY LARGER VEHICLES THEY’RE LETTING THROUGH, BUT THEY’RE TELLING SOME PEOPLE TO DIVERT THROUGH THE GRAVEYARD SOME WHAT, BUT THERE’S SO MANY CARS, I THINK THAT I COUNTED AT LEAST 13 AMBULANCES.>>Reporter: POLICE EVACUATED THE MASSIVE BUILDINGS AND SECURED THE AT THE SCENE WHILE EMPLOYEES WERE REUNITE WINDOW THE FAMILY S.>>I CRIED FOR A WHILE, AND MY MOTHER — LISTEN TO GO MY MOTHER, AND IT’S LIKE IS MY SISTER HERE OR NOT. I CAN’T GET IN TOUCH WITH HER ON THE PHONE OR WAREHOUSE WORKERS. THE NEXT THING IS RIDE OUT HERE AND COME AND GET HER.>>Reporter: WE SEE TOO MUCH OF THIS.>>YEAH, TOO MUCH. I CAN’T PUT MY MIND ON OR WHY THEY THINK LIKE THAT, BUT I AM JUST GLAD THAT MY SISTER IS OKAY.>>Reporter: AND SHE WAS ABLE TO REUNITE WITH HER SISTER HERE IN FRONT OF THIS BUSINESS PARK. ACCORDING TO RITE-AID, THEY HAVE GRIEF COUNSELORS THAT WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP THE EMPLOYEES. THEY CANNOT GO BACK AND GET THE EMPLOYEE VEHICLES. MORE ON SNOCHIA MOSELEY AND LOOKED IN TO HER CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. THERE WAS NOTHING VIOLENT. THERE WAS A CIVIL CASE BACK IN APRIL AND SOME TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. SHE WAS PULLED OVER AT THE END OF LAST MONTH THE 28th OF AUGUST AND THEN THE 1st AND THEENED FOR CAR REGISTRATION VIOLATIONS. WE’RE CONTINUING TO DIG IN TO HER BACKGROUND. SHE DID HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE INCLUDING A FACEBOOK PAGE. LIVE ON THE AT THE SCENE IN HARFORD COUNTY, MIKE WITH WJZ.>>MIKE, THANKS. THERE WAS A MASSIVE POLICE RESPONSE AT THE AT THE SCENE THIS MORNING.>>WE CONTINUE WITH RICK IN ABERDEEN WITH MORE ON THE SITUATION THERE. RICK.>>Reporter: MARY, IT’S A HUGE POLICE PRESENCE RESPOND TO GO THE AT THE SCENE THIS MORNING. WE KNOW THAT THIS SHOOTING RAMPAGE STARTED OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY AND MADE THE WAY INSIDE. WE’RE TOLD THIS IS A CENTER THAT’S MORE THAN 200,000 SQUARE FEET BIG IN TERMS OF THE SIZE. A LOT OF PLACES FOR EMPLOYEES TO HIDE. WE HAVE HEARD STORIES OF EMPLOYEES HIDING AND DUCKING FOR COVER AND TRYING TO SAVE THEIR OWN LIVES AND THINKING ABILITY THEIR LOVED ONES. THERE WERE SOME NEARBY WITNESSES THAT WORKED AT OTHER BUSINESSES NEARBY. ONE DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR THAT SAID AN EMPLOYEE THAT WAS SHOT RAN INSIDE OF THE BUSINESS AND THEY TRIED TO RENDER AIDE AND STOP THE BLEEDING.>>TELL ME ABOUT THAT AND WHAT YOU WITNESSED?>>OH MY GOSH. HE WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I DID NOT KNOW. I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS — I HEARD GUNSHOTS IN THE PARKING LOT. I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CHASING AFTER HIM. MY MANAGER WAS LIKE SHUT — CLOSE DOWN THE DOORS. LOCK EVERYTHING. HE CAME IN, AND HE SAT HIM DOWN. WE WERE TRYING TO HELP HIM AND PUT PRESSURE ON THE WOUND. HE WAS SAYING THAT — ALL I HEARD WAS GUNSHOTS AND POP. HE GOT SHOT ON HIS LEG. IT WAS JUST WORRIED. IT’S SOMEONE’S LIFE.>>MIKE, WHAT WAS HE SAYING THAT HE SAW? WHAT DID HE SAY?>>ALL THAT HE HEARD WAS GUNSHOTS. HE TRY TODAY RUN OUT OF THE BUILDING. HE GOT SHOT IN THE LEG, AND HE WAS LIKE — HE WAS JUST HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. HE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS KILLED BASICALLY. HE SAID THAT HE WAS DEAD. HE CAME THROUGH THE BUILDING, AND THEN WE TRIED TO HELP HIM OUT. WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. WE THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CHASING HIM IN THE PARKING LOT. THEN IT WAS JUST — IT WAS JUST CRAZY.>>Reporter: SCARY AND HEART BREAKING. THESE ARE THE TERRIFYING STORIES THAT WE’RE STARTING TO HEAR. AGAIN, A 200,000-SQUARE FOOT BUILDING. IT TOOK INVESTIGATORS A LONG TIME TO COMB AND MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO VICTIMS AND TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY WAS OUT OF THE FACILITY. WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE ISSUING A SEARCH WARRANT AT THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS AS WELL AS OTHER ADDRESSES AS WELL. BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU. THE WAREHOUSE WHERE IT TOOK PLACE IS MASSIVE WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR EVERYBODY TO BE SAFELY EVACUATED.>>OUR LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH KIMBERLY EATON LIVE NEAR THE AT THE SCENE. KIMBERLY.>>Reporter: WELL, AS YOU SAID, IT TOOK A WHILE FOR THE AT THE SCENE TO BE EVACUATED. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHO WERE IMPACTED BY THE SHOOTING TO GET HER TO THE FAMILY CENTER BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT NINE MILES AWAY FROM WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE AND FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALSO THOSE THAT WERE INSIDE OF THE BUILDINGS AS THIS SITUATION UNFOLDED. LATE THIS AFTERNOON, WE SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN. SHE WAS HERE PICKING UP HER FATHER. HE IS AN EMPLOYEE AND SHARE WHAT HAD HE EXPERIENCED. I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO HOW THAT FAMILY DESCRIBES THE EVENTS.>>HE SAID PEOPLE JUST STARTED RUNNING AND THERE WAS A SHOOTING. HE WENT TO THE BATHROOM AND GO TO THE LAST TOILET AND LOCKED HIMSELF. HE PUT THE LEG UP AND JUST WAIT.>>Reporter: HE SPEAKS SPANISH AND SHE WAS JUST TRANSLATING. WHEN THE GUNSHOTS LEFT IS WHEN WE LEFT THE BATHROOM AND WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE N. THE PROCESS HE SAW A CO-WORKER GRAVELY WOUNDED. WE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE SHOOTER, AND HE SAID THAT HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH HER BUT ONLY AS ANOTHER EMPLOYEE. HE SAID THAT HE NEVER EXPECTED OR SUSPECTED THAT SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WE ASK WHY, AND HE SAID THAT IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN ON A THURSDAY WHEN YOU GO TO WORK. IF YOU’RE STILL ROOKING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OR LOVED ONE, THE CENTER IS STILL OPENED. THIS IS THE LEVEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY. THIS IS WHERE YOU’RE ASKED GO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE. THERE’S ALSO A HOT LINE THAT YOU CAN CALL, AND AS WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT’S LISTED ON THE WEBSITE WJZ.COM. FOR NOW, BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU. NEW DETAILS EMERGING ON THE FEMALE SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY WORKPLACE SHOOTING.>>WE KNOW THAT SHE IS FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. THAT’S WHERE WE’RE LIVE WITH GEORGE FOR THE LATEST. GEORGE.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. WE’RE HERE IN PARKVILLE NOT FAR FROM A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS FOR SNOCHIA MOSELEY. AGAIN, 26 YEARS OLD AND FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY. THAT’S A LAST KNOWN ADDRESS. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THREE OR FOUR ADDRESSES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY AND POSSIBLY ONE IN THE CITY. AS YOU MENTIONED, MIKE, THERE WERE — THERE’S NOTHING ON HER CRIMINAL RECORD THAT WOULD INDICATE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS. A COUPLE OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ARE SO FAR WHAT I HAVE SEEN NOW. I DID SPEAK EARLIER TO THE DAUGHTER OF A WOMAN THAT WAS SHARING A HEART BREAKING MESSAGE WHILE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED. SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM A PHOTO OF SNOCHIA MOSELEY. SHE DID SAY THAT THE WOMAN THAT CONDUCTED THE SHOOTING WAS A RESENT NEW HIRE. THERE WAS NOTHING TO SUSPECT BEYOND JUST SOME INTERACTIONS. IT’S NOT KNOWN TO BE ONE OF THE LAST FOUR SNOCHIA MOSELEY NOW. THEY WERE POSSIBLY CONDUCTING A SURVEILLANCE OR POLICE WERE STILL IN THE AREA LOOKING AT THE NUMBER OF THESE RESIDENCES THAT BELONG TO SNOCHIA MOSELEY. AGAIN, PRETTY QUIET AT THE SCENE AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE. THERE MAYBE A WHOLE LOT HAPPENING BEHIND THE AT THE SCENES THAT POLICE DO NOT WANT US TO SHARE OR THAT WE ARE NOT PRIVILEGED TO AT THIS TIME. OBVIOUSLY, A LOT MORE TO UNCOVER AND UNRAVEL ON THE SHOOTER THAT POLICE IDENTIFIED AS 26-YEAR-OLD SNOCHIA MOSELEY. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS HERE IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAY ON THE AT THE SCENE HERE AND BRING YOU UPDATES AS THEY’RE AVAILABLE. NOW BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU, GEORGE. FOUR OF THE VICTIMS WERE TRANSPORTED TO HOPKINS BAY VIEW HERE IN BALTIMORE.>>THAT’S WHERE WE GO TO MORE ON THAT ANGLE WITH DEVON.>>Reporter: JESS AND ERIN, WE’RE HEARING MORE OF THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT. THERE’S THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL WOUNDS. ALL OF THEM BROUGHT HERE WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS AN HOUR AFTER THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED. NOW, WE DO KNOW THAT TWO PEOPLE ARE IN STABLE CONDITION. THEY’RE UP AND TALKING TO AUTHORITIES AND EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED. ONE AND POSSIBLY TWO ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. THE THIRD PERSON MAY HAVE DIED. WE’RE NOT SURE IF THAT THE SHOOTER THAT LATER DIED AT THE HOSPITAL. EARLIER TODAY, POLICE WERE ON GUARD HERE AND THE SECURITY HAD — SECURITY GUARD ARMED WITH GUNS AND WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS. THERE WERE BLOCKING OFF THE STREET HERE, AND THE HOSPITAL SAY THAT IS ALL OF THAT WAS JUST IN CASE AND FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PATIENTS AND HOSPITAL.>>I THINK UNTIL WE KNOW THE EVENTS AND MOTIVATION, IT’S GOOD TO HAVE SECURITY FOR THEIR SAFETY AND ALSO FOR OUR HOSPITAL PERSONNEL SAFETY.>>Reporter: NOW, THE HOSPITAL HAS NOT RELEASED MUCH ABOUT THE VICTIMS THAT ARE STILL HERE. WE DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE AGES OR IF THEY KNEW THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER. THE HOSPITAL SAYS THAT THEY DO NOT THINK THAT THEY WILL BE PROVIDING ANYMORE UPDATES. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL HAVE TO COME FROM POLICE. BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU, DEVIN. THE SHOOTING CAUSED A FLURRY OF ACTIVITIES AND MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LOVED ONES WERE SAFE.>>JOINING US NOW FROM THE CUBE WITH MORE REACTION IS DENICE.>>WELL, WORDS ARE DIFFICULT IN TIMES LIKE THIS. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THOSE IN POWER REACH OUT TO VICTIMS AND EARLIER TODAY THE GOVERNOR HOGAN DID TWEET THAT WE’RE GRATEFUL TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS THAT WERE AT THE AT THE SCENE IN FIVE MINUTES AND ALL MEDICAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERCENT KNEEL THAT’S HELPING — PERSONNEL THAT’S HELP NOTHING THE AFTERMATH. REPRESENTATIVE ANDY HARRIS FROM THE EASTERN SHORE, MY SIGNATURE THIGH TOSS THE VICTIMS — MY SYMPATHY TOSS THE VICTIMS TODAY. WE’RE HEART BROKEN BY THE TRAGIC EVENT. EVEN WITH A GAME FACING THEM, THE RAVENS HAD THE SHOOTING ON THEIR MIND. THIS IS A STATEMENT FROM THE DEFENSIVE COACH.>>I WANT TO TAKE A SECOND AND LET EVERYBODY KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THOSE IN ABERDEEN. WE DO NOT KNOW THE INS AND OUTS, AND WE HAVE SEEN THE NEWS LIKE THE REST OF YOU HAVE. IT’S A SITUATION THAT HAPPENS TOO MUCH HERE LATELY. THE TIMELINE ON IT, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT’S HAPPENING TOO MUCH.>>NOW, I THINK THAT EVERYBODY WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. ONCE GAIN, THERE’S A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN FIND ON WJZ.COM. ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT IF YOU WANT TO LATEST, YOU CAN ALWAYS CHECK THERE, AND WE WILL HAVE THAT FOR YOU. BACK TO YOU MARY AND JESS.>>THANK YOU. WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE DEADLY WORKPLACE SHOOTING. THREE PEOPLE DEAD AND THREE OTHERS WOUNDED BY THE FEMALE SHOOTER THAT TOOK HER OWN LIFE. SHE IS IDENTIFIED AS 26-YEAR-OLD SNOCHIA MOSELEY FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY.>>SHE WAS A TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE AT THAT RITE-AID FACILITY. POLICE BELIEVE THAT THE SHOOTING HAPPENED OUTSIDE AND CONTINUED INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. SO FAR THERE’S NO WORD ON A MOTIVE.>>>AND STILL AHEAD ON WJZ NEWS AT 4:00, THE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE DEADLY WORKPLACE SHOOTING CONTINUES IN JUST MOMENTS. PLEASE STAY WITH US. He’s the son of two
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3 Replies to “WJZ BREAKING NEWS: Multiple People Shot Near Aberdeen, Maryland

  1. "Lock Down" – social engineers, evil, using violence intended to stampede the populations into the trap with the help with the morally corrupt mass media, government and law enforcement and the use of repetitious repeating of the same mantras and the use of scoundrel crisis actors who will giggle when they are repeating their acting lines. These 'events" will be growing in intensity by design to facilitate the springing of the trap. Again the main street media are total, treasonous criminals. Note how the media uses imbeciles in the community whose opinions are presented as "factual" and "important" and yet they are not worth a brass farthing as both parties stage the pathetic carnival scene.

  2. The mass media are evil. The media are a tool of the criminal traitors in your government and are being used to TERRORIZE the public with the intent to steal their SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS . Look for another call for GUN CONTROL.

  3. https://home.solari.com/2nd-quarter-wrap-up-news-trends-stories-part-i-with-dr-joseph-farrell-2/
    “There is an old expression, if you have one school shooting and then there is a push for gun control, that’s an event. If you have two school shootings and there is a push for gun control, that’s a coincidence. If you have three or more, it’s a pattern and someone’s behind it.” – Joseph Farrell     

    “If the reaction now is to immediately suspect that any shooting like this is a false flag, a staged event for gun control and prove otherwise because it is now clear we have been looking at this pattern for a years.” – Joseph Farrell     

    You’re a false flag until you (the authorities) prove otherwise.” – Catherine Austin Fitts
    "This is the medias STAGING AREA." – "Police cars RACING by."  – "Horrific, horrific" repeated at infinitum = PSYOPS / Mind control. They are coming for your guns..

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