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Tragedy at Rite Aid

A shooter opened up fire at a Rite Aid distribution center.

The shooting, which occurred on Thursday at the chain’s distribution center in Aberdeen, Md., left four people dead, including the shooter, according to the Harford, Md., County Sherriff’s Department.

The shooter, a woman who Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said was a temporary employee at the facility, died due to self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Three others were injured in the shooting.

Gahler said that the names of victims and the suspect were not being made immediately available as family notifications were ongoing. He noted that there was not a clear motive for the shooting as of Thursday afternoon. Also at the press conference, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said that the county would be working with Rite Aid as it prepares to reopen the facility. The Baltimore Sun reported that a Harford County spokeswoman said Rite Aid’s facility employs 1,300 full-time employees and 300 temporary workers.
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