3 Killed in Maryland Manufacturing Plant

The man deputies say is responsible for a shooting that left three people dead and a fourth person critically injured, worked at the manufacturing facility where the shooting occurred in Washington County, Maryland, Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia Machine Inc. on Bikle Road in Smithsburg, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The three men killed have been identified as 50-year-old Mark Alan Fry, 31-year-old Charles Edward Minnick Jr. and 30-year-old Joshua Robert Wallace. The fourth victim, 42-year-old Brandon Chase Michael, was critically injured in the shooting and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

In a press conference Thursday night, the sheriff's office gave more insight into what happened at the manufacturing facility and the moments afterward.

"At this time I can confirm all the victims and the suspect were current employees of the Columbia Machine Inc.," said Sheriff Doug Mullendore.


Story by WUSA9.

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