Authorities: 3 dead, trooper wounded in Maryland shooting

Mgn MarylandshootingSMITHSBURG, M.D. (AP) — Authorities a suspect has opened fire at a business in western Maryland, leaving three dead before the suspect and a state trooper were wounded in a shootout.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that three victims were found dead Thursday at Columbia Machine Inc. in Smithsburg.

The releases says the suspect then fled in a vehicle and was tracked down by Maryland State Police.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect and a trooper were wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Both were being treated for their wounds.

News photographs showed a large law enforcement presence, including emergency vehicles, at the scene.

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