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Shooter At Smithsburg, Maryland. Opens Fire At 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.