At least three people were shot and killed, with several more injured, at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland on Thursday morning, in what was the third workplace mass shooting in the past 24 hours.
According to a Rite Aid spokesperson, Thursday morning’s shooting occurred “adjacent to the primary building” at a Harford County, MD, distribution center with approximately 1,000 employees.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted an initial response to the shooting, which is currently being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, and local sheriff’s deputies, CNN reported.
Similar incidents have been reported across the country in the past day.
On Wednesday, police officers shot and killed a man—believed to have been an employee—at the WTS Paradigm software company in Middleton, WI. Four people were injured, at least one seriously, after a “heavily armed” man entered the company’s offices, and opened fire around 10:30 a.m. The suspect—who has yet to be publicly identified—was struck by police gunfire and died later at a nearby hospital.
While the motive for the shooting remains unknown, Middleton Police Chief told NBC News that “it wasn’t unusual for [the suspect] to be there.”
Just three hours later on Wednesday, a gunman opened fire in a courthouse in Masontown, PA, where he was facing charges stemming from a domestic violence arrest, NBC reported. The gunman—whose name has not been released publicly—was shot and killed at the scene, a Fayette County official told the Independent. Four people were injured in the rampage, and were taken to neighboring hospitals.
Three workplace mass shootings in less than 24 hours. Just another day in America.