Three men died and another was wounded when a gunman opened fire at the manufacturing facility where he worked in western Maryland Thursday afternoon. A state trooper was injured in a shootout with the suspect
Mark Alan Frey, 50, Charles Edward Minnick, 31, and Joshua Robert Wallace, 30, were all killed in the shooting at Columbia Machine, Inc. on Bikle Road in Smithsburg, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. A 42-year-old man was critically injured and remains hospitalized.
A short time after the shooting, about five or so miles south of the plant, a Maryland state trooper got into a shootout with the suspect on Mapleville Road, the sheriff’s office said.
The trooper suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injures.
The trooper has been treated and released.
The suspect was also injured and taken to a hospital.
The shooter, who authorities said is a 23-year-old man from West Virginia, remained hospitalized late Thursday. He has not yet been charged.