The Governor of Maryland (United States), Larry Hogan, reported Thursday that three people died in a new mass shooting in Smithsburg, in a rural area of ​​this state on the country’s Atlantic coast.

For its part, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, where Smithsburg is located, noted that the shooting also left three injured: a “seriously injured” victim at the scene, the suspect and a police officer.

On its Facebook page, the sheriff’s office details that the suspect fled the scene of the crime, but that police found him in his vehicle, at which point an officer and the suspect “exchanged gunfire.”

“Both were injured and transported for medical care. Multiple federal agencies, including the FBI and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), have responded to assist in the investigation of the incident. There is no threat. active confirmed to the community in connection with this incident,” the post said.

Local media, meanwhile, pointed out that the shooting would have taken place in a factory.

This new deadly shooting takes place at a time when the debate over gun control has returned to the forefront in the United States, after the tragic mass shootings in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and in a College of Uvalde (Texas).

In the latter, 19 children died – most of them 10 years old – and two teachers.

A few hours earlier, this Thursday, the United States House of Representatives voted in favor of a legislative initiative that allows activating a legal procedure to confiscate firearms from people who may represent a danger to others or to themselves.

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