Authorities have released the names of three people killed and three more injured after a co-worker opened gunfire on a pharmacy’s warehouse in Maryland on Thursday, before killing herself.
The murderer fatally shot Sunday Aguda, 44, Brindra Giri, 41, and Hayleen Reyes, 21, before shooting herself in the head, with her own legally obtained weapon.
The three people injured have been identified as Purna Acharya, 46, Hassan Mitchell, 19, and Wilfredo Villegas, 45.
The shooter, Snochia Moseley, 26, used a handgun purchased in March to fire a total of 13 rounds at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.
Moseley was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016 but still obtained the gun.
Workers say they endured terrifying moments of wild gunfire as the woman working a temporary job fired on colleagues.
The shooting erupted on Thursday morning after the worker got into an argument, sending others screaming and running from the distribution center after it ended, authorities said.
Aguda, Giri and Reyes were not lucky enough to flee the carnage.
Aguda (pictured), who comes from Nigeria, was outside on a break when the shooter arrived at the warehouse, becoming her first victim; He had only been working there for three weeks
Aguda, who comes from Nigeria, was outside on a break when the shooter arrived at the warehouse, becoming her first victim.
He had just married in February and had been living in a townhouse in Dundalk.
Aguda’s mother-in-law, Darcel Hayes-Bridge told the Baltimore Sun on Friday that her daughter, Aguda’s wife, was devastated at the loss of her husband of seven months.
The cheerful and religious man, who got his name ‘Sunday’ from the day of the week on which he was born, following Nigerian culture, had only been on the job at the warehouse for three weeks when he was killed.
Aguda had just married in February and had been living in a townhouse in Dundalk, Maryland
Hayes-Bridges remembered meeting her future son-in-law for the first time, noting his cheerfulness and deep faith. Aguda was know to quote Scripture.
‘He was very well-loved,’ Hayes-Bridges said of Aguda, who was known to quote scripture.
Police said he was 45, but Hayes-Bridges said this Sunday would have been his 45th birthday.
Giri, who had lived in Baltimore County for less than six months after coming to the US from Nepal, leaves behind two children and a husband.
Giri (pictured), who had lived in Baltimore County for less than six months after coming to the US from Nepal, leaves behind two children and a husband
Giri, her 16-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son joined her husband, mother and two brothers in the US in April, according to Harry Bhandari, who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate who says he’s known Giri’s family for about 10 years.
Giri was an energetic hard worker who saw the job as a ‘stepping stone,’ he said, having coming to America to try to give her kids a better life.
Reyes had also recently come to the US in hopes of a brighter future, having moved to Baltimore City from the Dominican Republic five months ago.
Reyes (pictured) had also recently come to the US in hopes of a brighter future, having moved to Baltimore City from the Dominican Republic five months ago; She wanted to be a singer
Her dream was to one day become a professional singer, with family describing her as bright and outgoing with a love for making other people laugh.
The young mother lived with her father and child, leaving behind a one-year-old daughter named Brithany.
The injured workers who survived were all men. Acharya came from Ridgewood, New Jersey; Mitchell lived in Aberdeen and Villegas was from Gaithersburg.
Investigators have found evidence that the shooter was suffering from a mental illness.
Mosely had been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016, Gahler said, without giving any more specifics about the diagnosis.
In recent weeks Moseley had become increasingly agitated, and relatives had been concerned for Moseley’s well being, he said.
The shooter had come out to family as a transgender woman in December 2016 and wanted to begin hormone therapy.
At present, it is not known if Moseley did commence hormone therapy, or if Moseley, known to friends as ‘Sno’, used male or female pronouns.
Moseley died in a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head.
The shooter, Snochia Moseley, 26, died in a hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound