Continuing a trend: 23 year old male worker charged in mass workplace shooting
A 23-year-old employee has been charged with three counts of first degree murder, three counts of second degree murder, and two counts of attempted murder associated with Thursday's mass shooting at the Columbia Machine company in Smithsburg, Maryland.
According to police, following his shift, the man went to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun. After reentering the workplace, he began shooting in the break room, killing three co-workers and seriously wounding a fourth, who remains in the hospital.
Following the shootings, the perpetrator fled and got into a shoot-out with police approximately five miles away from the workplace. A Maryland state trooper sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder as a result of the altercation.
We recently reported a growing trend of perpetrators responsible for the most serious mass shootings in recent U.S. history as males aged 26 and younger here: