US: 3 people killed in shooting at Maryland manufacturing plant

Jun 10, 2022: Three people have been killed in a mass shooting incident at a manufacturing plant in Maryland town of Smithsburg according to local US media.

Three people were killed on Thursday in a shooting at a manufacturing plant in Smithsburg and a state trooper was shot in the shoulder, according to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. The governor said he did not know the status of the shooter, CNN reported.

As per reports, the shooter opened fire at a manufacturing facility which is said to be a Solumbia Machine factory in Northern Maryland.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that the shooting unfolded at around 2.30pm on Thursday afternoon at the Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, around 75 miles from the city of Baltimore.

They added that the deputies had responded to the shooting at around 2:30 p.m. in the 12900 block of Bikle Road, however the details about the victims or suspects were not immediately available.

“We are actively monitoring the mass shooting in #Smithsburg right now, and our office is in contact with officials on the ground. If you’re local, please stay away from the area as law enforcement responds,” Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) tweeted shortly after the incident took place in Maryland.

Several high-profile shootings that have taken place over the last few weeks in New York, Texas and Oklahoma have led to over half of Americans chanting in support of making gun violence laws more strict.

More than 17,000 people have died or been injured due to gun violence in the country so far this year, during which America has seen at least 110 mass shootings.

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