EDGEWOOD, Maryland — WBAL reports five people were shot and three of them were killed in a shooting at a business park in Harford County Wednesday morning, authorities said. Activity seemed to be centered at the Advanced Granite Solutions location.
Authorities asked the public to avoid the Emmorton Business Park at Emmorton Park Road near Edgewood Road after they received reports of a shooting around 9 a.m.
Shock Trauma said it is evaluating two people who were injured and are listed in critical condition. None of the victims’ identities have not yet been released.
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Witness Mike Sullivan, with R. E. Michel Company, said he came to work around 7 a.m. He said a client of his company, who has a CB radio, warned him and his coworkers to take cover after reports of an active shooter.
“Right now, it’s total chaos,” Sullivan told WBAL 11 News over the phone.
Sullivan said the area is very populated with dozens of businesses in the area.
“We’re actually locked in right now with three of our clients. We tried to put everybody by a door that has windows,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan they are positioned strategically to see any movement outside, and that someone from the business next door described what preceded the shooting, the report explained.
“Next door, we have another business that we know pretty well, and as we were outside talking, the guy said that he heard a bunch of arguing that calmed down. Then, he heard a bunch of more arguing. He said it sounded like a big huge fight going on, and then next thing he knew, he heard some noises — didn’t sound like gunshots, or didn’t really think it was gunshots — but the next thing he knew, that’s when all chaos broke out,” Sullivan said.
While the FBI said it is aware of the situation with the shooting and it is providing assistance to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, an FBI spokesman declined to say what that assistance was. The ATF and several different Police Departments are also at the scene assisting the Harford County Sheriff’s Department.
A modified lockdown is in effect at Edgewood High, Edgewood Middle, Deerfield Elementary, Edgewood Elementary and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary Schools.
A school spokesperson released the following statement:
“This is an important message regarding an incident in the community that has affected the school day at Edgewood High School, Edgewood Middle School, Deerfield Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School.
“On the advice of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, these schools are currently on modified lockdown due to an incident in the surrounding community. The modified lockdowns are being conducted in an abundance of caution. The modified lockdown requires students to remain in the building, with no outside activities. In addition, no visitors are permitted to enter our building at this time. We would like to commend our students for exhibiting excellent behavior during our current modified lockdown. When we are given the all clear by the Sheriff’s Office and the modified lockdown is lifted, you will be notified.
“Our schools are secure at this time and we ask for your patience and understanding that we are receiving an influx of calls and you may not be able to get through right away. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have if it is necessary to contact the school at this time. Thank you for your continued support of Edgewood High, Edgewood Middle, Deerfield Elementary, Edgewood Elementary and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary Schools.”\
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