Active Shooter At Smithsburg, Maryland. Multiple Persons Killed, Suspect Injured
A shooter opened fire inside a manufacturing facility in western Maryland Thursday afternoon, killing multiple people, authorities say. Deputies responded to the active shooting in the 12900 block of Bikle Road in Smithsburg around 2:30 p.m.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said there are "multiple fatalities."
The suspect was shot and injured during a confrontation with a Maryland State Police trooper, the sheriff's office said. The shooter was hospitalized, but their condition is unclear at this time.
The trooper suffered a minor injury, authorities said.
The facility where the shooting took place is in a remote area about seven miles from Hagerstown, Maryland.