Police in Maryland say that five people have been shot at an office park in Edgewood. The Harford Sheriff’s Twitter account sent out a message a little after 9:30 a.m. Eastern confirming that they were on the scene and that there had indeed been a shooting.
Around 11 a.m., Major William Davis spoke to the media. He confirmed that three people have died in the shooting. He also said that police have identified the suspect as Radee Labee Prince. He is still being sought by police at this time. Davis said that police believe that Prince is the only suspect at this time. He also said that this man has a criminal history, but he did not know the extent of that history.
People in the area are encouraged to stay indoors. Edgewood High School, Edgewood Middle School, Deerfield Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School are currently on lockdown, according to the Harford County Public Schools Website.
“On the advice of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, these schools are currently on modified lockdown due to an incident in the surrounding community. The modified lockdowns are being conducted in an abundance of caution. The modified lockdown requires students to remain in the building, with no outside activities. In addition, no visitors are permitted to enter our building at this time. When we are given the all clear by the Sheriff’s Office and the modified lockdown is lifted, we will update the affected school communities,” reads a message on the website.
A witness by the name of Mike Sullivan works in the office park. He spoke with WBAL TV about what happened this morning.
“Right now, it’s total chaos. We’re actually locked in right now with three of our clients. We tried to put everybody by a door that has windows. Next door, we have another business that we know pretty well, and as we were outside talking, the guy said that he heard a bunch of arguing that calmed down. Then, he heard a bunch of more arguing. He said it sounded like a big huge fight going on, and then next thing he knew, he heard some noises — didn’t sound like gunshots, or didn’t really think it was gunshots — but the next thing he knew, that’s when all chaos broke out,” he told the outlet.
This story is developing.