These are the victims of the Maryland Rite Aid warehouse shooting
By Baltimore Sun staff
Sep 25, 2018 at 3:55 PM
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler announces the victim's names in the Rite-Aid warehouse shooting during a press briefing at the Harford County Sheriff Office's Southern Precinct in Edgewood on Friday, Sept. 21.
Officials released the names of the people who were killed and injured in a shooting at a Rite Aid warehouse in Maryland.
Law enforcement officials said that a temporary employee opened fire on her co-workers, killing three people and injuring three others, before fatally shooting herself.
Here are the people who were killed in the shooting:
A family friend said Giri had just moved to Towson from her native Nepal four months ago. She brought her 16-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son with her, moving in with her husband, mother and two brothers.
Family friend Harry Bhandari described Giri as a friendly and positive presence, a woman who “never complained,” worked hard, and came to this country in part because she wanted to provide for her children the advantages she lacked while growing up in Nepal.
Aguda was outside on break when the shooter approached. The native Nigerian became the day's first victim.
Per Nigerian culture, he earned his first name from the day of the week on which he was born. He married in February and lived in a townhouse in Dundalk.
His mother-in-law, Darcel Hayes-Bridges, said she rushed to Dundalk from her home in Lehigh Valley, Pa., after the shooting. She stood outside the townhouse Friday afternoon, saying her daughter was devastated. The couple had only been married seven months.
“I want the world to know Sunday was special person,” his wife, Aleina Scott, wrote in an email Saturday. “He was a great husband and father who will be greatly missed. When we lost him, he was doing what he always did, working hard to take care of his family.”
Hayes-Bridges remembered meeting her future son-in-law for the first time, noting his cheerfulness and deep faith. Aguda was know to quote Scripture.
"I said, 'I approve,'" she recalled telling her daughter.
He had only been on the job three weeks, she said. “He was very well-loved,” his mother-in-law said.
Although police said he was 45, Hayes-Bridges said this Sunday would have been his 45th birthday.
» Hassan Mitchell, a 19-year-old man from Aberdeen
» Wilfredo Villegas, a 45-year-old man from Gaithersburg
» Purna Acharya, a 46-year-old man from Ridgewood, N.Y.
Acharya was shot in the stomach at the warehouse, where he started as a packer three weeks earlier. Like his friend Giri, he recently moved to the U.S. from Nepal. He and his wife, Neeru Kayastha, have been saving up to start their own sports schools inside the United States (he is a Taekwondo athlete, she plays soft tennis)
Acharya, who is still recovering in the hospital, and his wife, Neeru Kayastha, said they were unfamiliar with this kind of gun violence.