HARFORD CO. EXEC | 'Unfortunately, we've become accustomed to this'
PERRYMAN, Md. (WBFF) - Harford County has seen two workplace mass shootings within a year, with Thursday's shooting at an Aberdeen-area RiteAid distribution center.
"Unfortunately, we have become accustomed to this," said County Executive Barry Glassman at a press conference.
He praised the response of the county's Sheriff's Office and other first responders, and noted that "although this is unpredictable," they do train for such incidents and first responders "performed perfectly."
Sheriff Jeff Gahler said the county has "been affected by more than our fair share of these types of events, and, as tragic as they are, we have seen they can happen anywhere at a moment's notice."
Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler put out a more pointed statement, saying "enough is enough" and something must be done about gun violence - without spelling out what that is.
Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat who also spoke at the press conference, had a similar message.
Condolences and comments about the shooting were pouring out.
A community prayer vigil at a Perryman church was announced for Friday.
Major Dallas-based pastor T.D. Jakes tweeted about the tragedy, saying people "have to pray" and "stay informed."