Snocia Moseley, 26, a temporary employee of a Rite Aide distribution center near Baltimore, opened fire, apparently indiscriminately, killing three and wounding three others before killing herself. Authorities did not immediately find a motive.
A suicidal assailant with a gun opened fire, apparently indiscriminately, at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Md., about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore, killing three and wounding three others before killing herself, the Washington Post reports. Snochia Moseley, 26, a temporary Rite Aid employee, used a 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol, authorities said. Moseley, from Baltimore County, “had reported for her workday as usual” Thursday morning, said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler. “And around 9 a.m., the shooting began, striking victims both outside the business and inside the facility.”
The three victims who survived were hospitalized with wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening. As for why Moseley opened fire, Gahler said, “We are still trying to work on any kind of motive for it.” Moseley had “two, perhaps three” extra clips of ammunition, Gahler said, adding that the Glock belonged to her and was legally registered. Several Rite Aid employees spoke about Moseley. “Normally, she was a nice person, but she came in in a bad mood,” said one, recounting what other workers told him. They said “she wanted to pick a fight. And then she started shooting.” The Aberdeen attack was the second workplace shooting in the U.S. in a 24-hour span. On Wednesday morning, a 43-year-old man opened fire on fellow employees of a software company in a suburb of Madison, Wi., seriously wounding three people before killing himself. Another victim was grazed by a bullet.