The mass shooting at a Rite Aid warehouse near Aberdeen in September left three employees dead, three others injured — and Harford County again reeling, in the national spotlight from its third incident of high-profile gun violence in as many years.
While Baltimore often makes national headlines for its high homicide rate, some of the worst violence in Maryland in 2018 played out elsewhere. A southern Maryland High School. An Annapolis newspaper office. A Harford County warehouse. A Perry Hall neighborhood.
Maj. William Davis of the Harford County Sheriff's Office briefs Aberdeen leaders on last week's workplace shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center, revealing that the shooter had been diagnosed with acute schizophrenia, and critiquing weaknesses in state law that allowed her to buy a gun.
Harford County has been rocked by a shooting that has shattered its sense of itself. But after three such incidents in less than three years, longtime residents wonder: has the once rural county dotted with small, tight-knit communities changed beneath their feet?