Smithsburg, MD – A Maryland state trooper shot an “active shooter” on Thursday afternoon after he shot and killed multiple people inside a manufacturing plant in western Maryland and part of the gunfight was captured on video.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to reports of an active shooter at Columbia Machine, located in the 12900 block of Bikle Road, at about 2:30 p.m. on June 9, WRC reported.
The sheriff’s department said a Maryland State Police trooper engaged the suspect in a gunfight and killed him.
WRC reported there were “multiple fatalities” at the scene, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Part of the gunfight was captured on cell phone video and posted to social media by a witness.
🚨#BREAKING: Active shooter in Smithsburg, Maryland
Right now multiple authorities are responding to a Active shooting With Multiple Victims Injured and several people dead At A Business in Smithsburg, Maryland With multiple reports of guns shots pic.twitter.com/oeO7GG180o
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) June 9, 2022
The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
No information regarding his identity or medical condition has been released, WRC reported.
Officials said the state trooper sustained minor injuries in the altercation.
The manufacturing facility where the shootings occurred is located in a rural part of the state about 75 miles from Washington, DC, WRC reported.
Sheriff’s officials said in a statement that the scene was still active but there was no longer a threat to the community.
JUST IN 🚨 Reports of mass shooting with multiple victims at Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, Maryland. Police has reached the scene.
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) June 9, 2022
#BREAKING Our team is on the scene of a shooting in Smithsburg, MD. Washington County Sheriff’s office confirms multiple people have been shot. This is a developing story. pic.twitter.com/v2qZmjQmW6
— Ya-Marie Sesay (@YamarieOnTV) June 9, 2022
PIO en route to Smithsburg shooting investigation. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.
— MD State Police (@MDSP) June 9, 2022
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