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Shooting updates in Smithsburg – Shots at Columbia Machine leave multiple injuries as locals have been urged to stay away in Maryland

SEVERAL injuries were reported after gunfire reportedly erupted at a factory.

Authorities rushed to the scene Thursday afternoon at the Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, Maryland, after reports of an active gunman.

Police later confirmed that there were multiple victims and that the suspect no longer poses a threat to the community.

The scene is still considered active and MP David Trone has advised locals to stay away from the area.

The Democrat took to Twitter to tell his supporters that he and his team are “monitoring the mass shooting.”

Read our Smithsburg shooting live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Full statement from the Sheriff’s Office

    According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

    “This is a rapidly evolving incident and we will release information as soon as we are able,” the office said.

  • Multiple victims confirmed

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there were “multiple casualties” from the shooting this afternoon.

  • Suspicion “no longer a threat”

    In a written statement, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that “the suspect no longer poses a threat to the community.”

  • “Please stay away from the area”

    Maryland Rep. David Trone posted a tweet describing the incident as a “mass shooting.”

    The rep also advised people to stay away from the area.

  • Comments by Columbia Machine

    Columbia Machine told The US Sun that it was working with local law enforcement officials on the situation but could not confirm whether or not shots were fired at the Maryland site.

    The company offers complete lines of equipment to customers in over 100 countries, according to its website.

  • What happened in Smithsburg?

    Police officers rushed to an active scene at the Columbia Machine in Smithsburg, Maryland on Thursday afternoon.

    According to local reports, several people were injured in the incident.

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