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New details emerge from Aberdeen mass shooting

Shooter earlier diagnosed with acute schizophrenia
Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 24, 2018

In the midst of the mass shooting at the Rite Aid distribution center, it appears 26-year-old Snochia Moseley was walking through the building firing at anyone who crossed her path.

"The one guy was yelling at me.  I was halfway down yet, and he said, 'I've been shot.  I've been shot,'” recalled Greg Langdon, a maintenance worker.
We have now learned Moseley ultimately fired one shot, which grazed her head, dropping the 9 millimeter Glock handgun, and then picked it back up to fire a second shot, which proved to be fatal.
While Moseley had left three dead and three more injured, 59 people eluded her inside that center even though she never exhausted her ammunition.

"There was a total of 13 shots fired and she had seven more rounds with her,” said Major William Davis with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, “She had three magazines and a total of 20 rounds with her on the scene and she had seven more shots that she could have used in some way, shape or form, but we'll never know exactly why, but the belief is that she just ran out of targets and she had decided that what she was going to do was take as many people with her on her own suicide and then ran out of targets and decided to commit suicide at that point."
Moseley had borrowed a friend's car that day and police had hoped it may hold evidence that would shed light on a motive for the killings.

"We did a search warrant on the car and there wasn't a note.  There wasn't anything in there that's going to tell us this is why she did it,” said Davis, “Apparently, she's taken that to the grave with her.  We did recover her cell phone out of the car, but the cell phone is password protected so we're still working on getting in the cell phone, because the only thing we're looking for right now is the why."
Police have also now learned that Moseley was diagnosed with acute schizophrenia in 2016 later exposing an apparent weak link in Maryland's gun laws when she purchased the handgun used in the shooting in March of this year.

"It's something that should be looked at, because... yes... somebody with acute schizophrenia that's been diagnosed with that---there should be some red flags that go off and then maybe that person shouldn't be able to purchase a handgun,” said Davis, “but the problem is that got reported to no one and she answered the questions on the form, 'Do you have mental illness?' in the negative."