Wednesday morning took a deadly turn for three people in the Baltimore-area. All least two more have been left in critical condition.
Radee Labi Prince, 38, intruded on the Advanced Granite Solutions office — located in the Emmorton Business Park — and shot 5 people just after 9:00am, police reported. The office is located just 20 miles northeast of central Baltimore.
After he shot the 5 people, he jumped into a car and fled the scene. Police have now warned Prince is at large and ‘armed and dangerous’. Schools and businesses were placed on lockdown and have reportedly remained there, WBALTV11 reported.
Via the Daily Mail: A ‘tactical situation’ also appears to have developed in Elkton, around 35 miles away, after police found a wanted car, the station reported.
At least two people have been hospitalized, Shock Trauma told ABC2. They are in critical condition.
An incident was ‘going down’ near a Motel 6 close to the business park, WBALTV11 reported. A heavy police presence – including FBI and SWAT teams – was observed.
Police are reportedly seeking a specific car and suspect. The car reportedly had Delaware tags.
Authorities are asking the public to avoid the park, located on Emmorton Park Road near Edgewood Road.
Mike Sullivan, who works for RE Michel Company and a witness to the incident, told reporters what had happened before the shooting occurred, according to his friend.
‘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,’ he said. ‘Then, he heard a bunch of more arguing.
‘He said it sounded like a big huge fight going on and then next think 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.’
Not only were businesses and schools placed on lockdown, but nearby hotels as well. Authorities have advised people to stay away from the area.
The Harford County Public Schools website says that several schools have been placed ‘on modified lockdown’ due to ‘an abundance of caution’.
Those schools are Edgewood High School, Edgewood Middle School, Deerfield Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School.
‘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,’ the site said.