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3 dead, trooper wounded at Columbia Machine Inc. in Smithsburg, Maryland shooting: Authorities

SMITSBURG, Maryland – A suspect opened fire on an operation in western Maryland on Thursday, leaving three dead before the suspect and a state soldier were injured in an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that three victims were found dead at Columbia Machine Inc. in Smithsburg. The suspect then fled in a vehicle and was located by Maryland police, according to the press release.

The suspect and a soldier were injured in an exchange of gunfire, the sheriff’s office said. Both were being treated for their injuries.

News photos showed a large presence of law enforcement, including emergency vehicles, at the scene.

Smithsburg, a community of nearly 3,000 people, is located about 75 miles northwest of Baltimore, not far from the Maryland-Pennsylvania line.

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