US: 3 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Maryland state
A file photo of the scene of a shooting in Maryland, United States on June 28, 2018, used here for representational purposes only.Yang Chenglin/IANS

US: 3 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Maryland state

Washington, June 10, 2022

Three people died and another was critically injured after a shooting broke out at Smithsburg in the state of Maryland in the United States on Thursday afternoon, police said

Officers responded to the Columbia Machine Inc. at around 2:30 p.m, where they found the four victims, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a pres release.

The suspect fled the scene prior to law enforcement's arrival. The suspect's vehicle was later encountered by Maryland State Police.

Gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and a trooper, according to the release.

Both were injured and transported for medical treatment.

There is no confirmed active threat to the community in relation to this incident, the release noted.

Multiple federal agencies have responded to assist in the investigation into the incident.

Smithsburg is about 110 kilometres northwest of Washington, D.C.

This is the latest of a series of mass shootings that have rocked the US over the past weeks.

US lawmakers are discussing gun control legislation but whether the talks will bear fruit is unknown.

IANS

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