Reports from Maryland reveal that a shooter has been on the loose after he shot five people, killing three of them at the Maryland business on Wednesday morning.
The gunman, who has been identified as Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, shot five people at Advanced Granite Solutions at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, roughly 30 miles northeast of Baltimore, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters in a news conference.
The county Sheriff said that the five people that were shot are believed to be employees of the business, he also revealed that the two injured were in serious condition and they had been admitted in a hospital on Wednesday morning.
The police authorities received reports of the shooting at around 9 a.m. ET. However, investigators believe that Prince drove away in a black 2000 Acadia, with Delaware license plate PC064273.
"There's an individual out there on the loose who committed one of the most heinous acts we've ever seen in our county. Certainly, we consider him armed and dangerous," Gahler said.
Sheriff also revealed that the shooting appeared to have been targeted. The authorities are yet to establish the main motive of the gunman. They however said that "this does appear to be a target attack limited to that business."
The county Sheriff said that Prince is believed to be "associated with that business," but he did not elaborate. "We do not believe there's an immediate threat to the community – we do believe that this was targeted, with the qualifier that there is an armed and dangerous suspect out there," Gahler said.
Aerial footage from WBAL showed numerous police vehicles at the office complex, located just south of an Interstate 95 interchange. The sheriff’s department was helped by special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who were also at the shooting scene.
The incident led to five schools in the Edgewood being placed on lockdown, implying that students are being kept in the buildings while visitors are not allowed. This serves as a precaution at the advice of the sheriff's office.