Three dead in shooting at Maryland countertop company

Oct 18 (Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

A manhunt was on for the suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, who entered Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood, Maryland, just before 9 a.m. and fired multiple shots from a handgun, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters.

Three people died at the company's premises in a business park northeast of Baltimore. Two people were taken to a hospital, one of whom had come out of surgery, he said.

Gahler called the shooting a "targeted attack." Asked about the gunman's possible motive, he said: "We believe he's tied into a relationship here at work."

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Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler shows a picture of suspect Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, after a news conference near the scene of a workplace shooting where five people were shot and three are confirmed dead Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Edgewood, Md. The shooting was at the Advanced Granite Solutions inside Emmorton Business Park. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
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Radee Labeeb Prince, a suspect in the shooting deaths of three co-workers and critically injuring two others at a kitchen countertop company in Edgewood, Maryland, U.S., is shown in this handout photo provided by the Wilmington Police Department October 18, 2017. Wilmington Police Dept/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
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A photo of suspect Radee Labeeb Prince is displayed after a press conference near the Edgewood shooting scene Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Edgewood, Md. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
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Prince had worked for Advanced Granite Solutions for the past four months and had been scheduled to work on Wednesday, the sheriff said. The suspect fled in a black GMC Acadia with Delaware license plates after the shooting.

Police in Wilmington, Delaware, about 30 miles northeast of Edgewood, said in a statement that Prince was also being sought in connection with a shooting there about two hours later.

The statement did not give details about the incident and a police spokesman could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese and Peter Cooney)

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