CBS/AP September 20, 2018, 12:02 PM "Multiple fatalities" in Maryland shooting

Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

PERRYMAN, Md. — Multiple people were killed and multiple people were wounded in a shooting Thursday in Harford County, Maryland, authorities said. The lone suspect in the shooting has been apprehended and is in critical condition.

"I can confirm multiple wounded and multiple fatalities," Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler said.

Gahler said at a press conference early Thursday afternoon that there is no longer any threat at the site of the shooting. He didn't go into further details about the casualties.

The shooting took place at a Rite Aid distribution center. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press earlier that three people were killed. The official has knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Gahler said a call about shots fired came in from the Rite Aid distribution center at 9:06 a.m., and deputies and other officers were on the scene in just over five minutes. It appears there was only one weapon, a handgun, that was used, and there were no shots fired by responding law enforcement officers, Gahler said.

Witnesses said they saw multiple police departments and ambulances responding, CBS Baltimore reported. The ATF and FBI were also responding.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called it a "horrific shooting."

Shirley Pollack, of Perryville, Maryland, reacts to what authorities have called a shooting with multiple victims in Perryman, Maryland, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

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Colleen Hendrickson lives and works nearby, and she thought it was a normal day while heading to catch the bus and head to work, but then someone warned her there was an active shooting nearby.

"It's mostly warehouses in the area," she said. "It's usually just a really sleepy place."

Authorities asked that people avoid the area.

The attack comes almost three months after a man attacked a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland. Five staff members were killed in that shooting.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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