Aberdeen workplace shooter had recent history of mental illness

Sep 21, 2018

Police in Harford County, Maryland say the woman who opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016.

 Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Friday there are a lot of unanswered questions as to why 26-year-old Snochia Moseley opened fire at the warehouse Thursday morning, killing four people, including herself, and injuring three others.  Gahler said Moseley was a temporary employee at the Rite Aid and was employed there less than two weeks. 

The names of the victims who were shot, but survived their wounds are:

Hassan Mitchell, 19-year-old male from Harford County

Wilfredo Villegas, 45-year-old male from Montgomery County

Acharya Purna, 45-year-old female from New York

The names of the victims fatally injured in yesterday's shooting are:

Sunday Aguda, 45-year-old male from Baltimore County

Brindra Giri, 41-year-old female from Baltimore County

Hayleen Reyes, 41-year-old female from Baltimore City

Mosely arrived at the warehouse for her shift, and for unknown reasons left the building to return home.  She went back to work for a short time, then went outside the warehouse and opened fire on the first victim.  She then went back inside the building, shot five others and then turned the gun on herself.  She later died in the hospital.  Gahler said the gun she used was purchased legally.  Mosley also had pepper spray and a pair of handcuffs on her.  Sheriff Gahler said family close to Moseley had concerns about her well-being and say she had become increasingly agitated over the last two weeks.

“We would like to remind you all to be wary of who you donate money to,” said Gahler.  “If you want to help the victims, make sure you use a reputable source, like Victoria Russell Foundation. In times like this, criminals often try to take advantage of generous citizens.”

There is a community vigil planned for this evening at the Cranberry United Methodist Church.  A fund to support the families has been set up with the Victoria Russell Foundation.