EDGEWOOD, Maryland — A shooting took place at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning. The shooting killed three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.
The suspect is identified as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. He said Prince opened fire with a handgun and then fled the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood.
Police are still looking for him. The authorities said that the man is considered armed and dangerous.
Suspect in Maryland Shooting Worked at Office Park
The victims and the suspect all worked at Advanced Granite Solutions, said the owner.
Barak Caba told in a brief telephone interview that the suspect has been an employee for four months. He said the man was a machine operator.
The sheriff did not release a motive for the shooting.
Caba did not provide additional details during his interview. Understandably, he was not in a state to talk too much more.
The wounded were in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The FBI is assisting local authorities to find Prince. Currently, investigators are treating the shooting as a case of workplace violence and do not see connection to terrorism, said Dave Fitz, a spokesman for the Baltimore FBI field office. However, there’s always the possibility that Prince had a deeper motive than just a workplace dispute. Time will tell if we are even able to determine a single motive for this senseless act.
Nearby schools have been locked down as a precaution. They will remain in lockdown until authorities are certain that they have a handle on the scene. After all, kids are very vulnerable in these kinds of situations. No one wants to see children die due to gunfire from a rogue gunman.