UPDATE: 3 dead and trooper wounded in Maryland shooting

Multiple victims have been reported in a shooting in Smithsburg, Maryland, Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

SMITHSBURG, MARYLAND (ABC) — Multiple victims have been reported in a shooting in Smithsburg, Maryland, Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

“The suspect is no longer a threat to the community,” the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities say a man opened fire at a business in western Maryland, leaving three dead before the suspect and a state trooper were wounded in a shootout.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that three victims were found dead Thursday at Columbia Machine Inc. in Smithsburg and a fourth victim was critically injured.

The release says the suspect then fled in a vehicle and was tracked down by Maryland State Police.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect and a trooper were wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

Both were being treated for their wounds.

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