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UPDATE: Three Killed, State Trooper Wounded in Mass Shooting in Smithsburg, Maryland

There are multiple victims reported in a mass shooting that took place Thursday afternoon at a manufacturing plant in the western Maryland town of Smithsburg, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported the shooter is “no longer a threat.”

UPDATE at end.

WCSO statement posted to Facebook:

On June 9, 2022, at approximately 2:30 PM, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12900 block of Bikle Road, Smithsburg, MD, in reference to a shooting.

At this time the Sheriff’s Office can confirm that there are multiple victims and the suspect is no longer a threat to the community.
This is a rapidly evolving incident and we will release information as we are able.

Screen image from near scene of police shootout with suspect.

A video taken near the scene contains the sound of gunfire (and a lot of cussing.)

Eyewitness video of gun battle between suspect and law enforcement via FB

: Harleigh Rae

— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) June 9, 2022

And another video from the witness says the shooter was detained and probably shot. The witness says the suspect was driving to a car and crashed into a police car blocking the road. The suspect opened fire on police who returned fire. The gunfire exchange can be heard in the above video.

Eyewitness video from FB via

— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) June 9, 2022


Current scene outside #Smithsburg, MD business where police (via Facebook) confirm multiple victims and say suspect “is no longer a threat to community.” #WashingtonCounty #Maryland

— Kelly Anne Beile (@KellyAnneTV) June 9, 2022

UPDATE: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said three people were killed, a State Trooper was shot in the shoulder and was able to return fire on the suspect. Hogan said he does not know the status of the suspect.

#BREAKING: Gov Hogan on Smithsburg shooting—he has been briefed on the matter. More @wjz

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) June 9, 2022

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