With Las Vegas still fresh in our memories, the country is hardly ready for another high-profile shooting. Unfortunately, we don’t get to pick when things like this happen, otherwise we’d pick for them to never take place.
Yet it’s happened again, despite our wishes. Thankfully, this is one on a drastically reduced scale. From WBAL:
Multiple people have been injured after a shooting at a business park in Harford County Wednesday morning, authorities said.
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.
“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.
WBAL is reporting via their live report that five people are injured, three are dead. Two of the injured are are critical condition
Police are looking for a man named Radee Labeeb Prince. They believe he may be in a 2008 Black GMC Acadia SUV, Delaware license plate number PC064273.
SEARCH for SUSPECT:
RADEE LABEEB PRINCE 11/5/79
2008 Black Chevy Acadia DE Tag PC064273
Call 911 if you see the suspect. pic.twitter.com/v8y18FOEUi
— Harford Sheriff (@Harford_Sheriff) October 18, 2017
Harford County officials are referring to this incident as the worst incident of this kind in the county’s history.
A modified lockdown is in effect at several area schools. The school system offered 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.”
Law enforcement has released no motive for this attack at this time.