The transgender woman who went on a shooting spree at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland had been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016 and used a legally purchased gun in the deadly rampage.
Snochia Moseley, 26, shot dead three people and then herself at the Enterprise Business Park in Aberdeen shortly after 9am Thursday.
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler revealed on Friday that Moseley had been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016.
He said Moseley had become increasingly agitated in recent weeks, and relatives had been concerned for her well-being.
Moseley used a handgun that she legally purchased in March to fire a total of 13 rounds on Thursday morning, and died after shooting herself twice in the head.
She killed three people in the attack, including Sunday Aguda, a 45-year-old male from Baltimore County; Brindra Giri, a 41-year-old female from Baltimore County; and Hayleen Reyes, a 41-year-old female from Baltimore City.
Those injured in the rampage were Hassan Mitchell, a 19-year-old male from Harford County; Wilfredo Villegas, a 45-year-old male from Montgomery County; and Acharya Purna, a 45-year-old female from New York. They are all expected to recover.
Witnesses say Moseley was seen arguing with another employee in the moments before she ‘went off’ and opened fire.
‘She didn’t have a particular target. She was just shooting,’ Krystal Watson, whose husband was in the warehouse at the time, told CBS at the fire station where employees were being reunited with loved ones.
Warehouse worker Walter Zambrano, 64, described how he hid in the bathroom fearing for his life after the shots rang out while his coworkers were gathering for a ‘town hall meeting’ in the cafeteria.