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Multiple people shot dead and a state trooper is injured after shooting at Maryland business

Multiple people have been reportedly shot dead and a police officer injured after shooting at a Maryland factory: US congressman claims it was a ‘mass shooting’

  • Thursday afternoon Congressman David Trone claimed a “mass shooting” was taking place in Smithsburg and asked locals to stay away from the scene
  • The shooting allegedly took place at a Columbia Machine Shop, an engineering factory on Bikle Road
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office Confirmed There Are ‘Multiple Fatalities’
  • Authorities said a Maryland state trooper suffered minor injuries after a confrontation with the gunman, but have not confirmed the gunman’s condition

Several people were reportedly shot dead and a state agent suffered minor injuries after a mass shooting at a Maryland factory.

The shooting allegedly took place at the Columbia Machine Shop, an engineering factory on Bikle Road in Smithsburg.

The shooting allegedly took place at a Columbia Machine Shop, an engineering factory on Bikle Road (pictured)

The shooting allegedly took place at a Columbia Machine Shop, an engineering factory on Bikle Road (pictured)

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there were “several fatalities.”

Authorities said a Maryland police officer suffered minor injuries after a confrontation with the gunman, but they have not confirmed the gunman’s condition.

Police said the suspect would no longer pose a threat to the community and highway officials should shut the doors all lanes of Maryland Route 66.

On Thursday afternoon, Democratic Congressman David Trone claimed a “mass shooting” had taken place and asked locals to stay away from the scene.

“We are actively following the mass shooting in Smithsburg at this time and our office is in contact with officials on the ground,” he tweeted. “If you’re in the area, please stay away if the police respond.”

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