“Right now, we are grieving, still trying to make sense of a senseless act. The company is heartbroken at the loss of their employees, their family,” said Ron Cherry, counsel for Advanced Granite Solutions.
Three people were killed, two remain in critical condition at University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma, 38-year-old Enoc Sosa, and 37-year-old Jose Gillen.
Cherry said employees are confused, upset, and are unable to make sense of why Prince did what he did.
“We have worked together with these people for years in a peaceful setting,” said Cherry. “We are devastated by the loss of our co-workers. Words cannot express our shock and sadness. We are a small business and we know each employee intimately.”
The senseless act also bringing back memories of a cold day in February of 2016.
“About a year and a half ago on February 10th, two of our deputies, Mark Logsdon and Pat Dailey, came to work that day and didn’t go home. Well, the same thing happened yesterday with the employees here,” said Major William Davis with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Just as the community came together then, they’re doing so again now.
“I live in Joppatowne and my daughter was on lockdown yesterday. And it’s just so sad what our society is coming to. And I just thought these people needed to be remembered. They don’t deserve this,” said Kim Holsapple.
A donation page has been set-up for the victims and their families. The Victoria Russell Foundation supports law enforcement and victims of violence. The organization plans to distribute the money directly to those affected by the deadly workplace shooting.
“As we speak to the families and victims in the coming weeks and months, and we find out what their specific needs are, we will update the community via the website as much as we can and we’ll also put it out via social media channels,” said Lauren Arikan, a spokesperson for the donation page and friend of the AGS community.