Published On: Fri, Sep 21st, 2018

Maryland: Disgruntled worker Snochia Moseley murders 3, injures 3 others at a Rite Aid distribution center, then kills herself

A woman killed three people and wounded three others before fatally shooting herself at a Rite Aid distribution center Thursday in Harford County, Maryland.

Snochia Moseley, 26, from Baltimore County, was was a disgruntled employee, and confirmed to be the shooter. No identification has been released on the victims at this time.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler spoke to the press and confirmed that the woman was a temporary employee and showed up for work at her normal time at the facility near Aberdeen.

She shot people outside the building and on the warehouse floor, Gahler explained before confirming that Moseley died at the hospital from her self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.

Snochia Moseley

Moseley used a legally purchased handgun, a 9 mm Glock pistol and brought several magazines for the gun, Gahler said at a news conference. No law enforcement officers fired shots during their response, he said.
Police don’t have a clear motive at this time.
“We do not at this time have a motive for this senseless crime,” Gahler said.
Moseley’s friend Troi Coley told the Baltimore Sun that Mosely was transgender and had talked about receiving hormone therapy. Coley added that Moseley “wasn’t a monster, wasn’t an angry person. I just believe this was emotional distress. If she did this, it was her last straw.”

The woman died at a nearby hospital after shooting herself in the head, he said. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center received four patients with “priority one gunshot wounds,” said spokeswoman Kristin Mears. Ray Fang, the hospital’s trauma medical director, said two of the victims were stable and doing well, while two remain seriously injured.

Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson said roughly 1,000 employees work at the distribution center, where products are received and processed for delivery.

“The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building,” she said.

Maryland is regularly praised by gun control advocates for their tough gun laws: 6th in the country, according to the Giffords Gun Law Scorecard. The state earned an A- for 2018: “Gun violence in the state is driven by trafficking from nearby states with weaker laws, notably Virginia and Georgia, which earned a D and an F respectively.”

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