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A 38-year-old male assailant was shot and killed at Fort Detrick military base on Tuesday morning April 6, 2021, after wounding two people in a shooting in nearby Frederick, Maryland.
According to Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando, police responded to a call of an active shooter situation at 8:20 a.m. EDT at a business center in the Riverside Tech Park area. Tommy Lamkin, a spokesman for the Naval Medical Research Center at Fort Detrick, confirmed that the shooting involved at least two Navy medical personnel. When officers arrived on the scene they found two adult male victims injured.
The victims were flown by helicopter to Baltimore and are in critical condition. The names of the suspect and the injured men were not immediately released.
After the Frederick shooting, the lone gunman, a navy medic, drove ten miles to nearby Fort Detrick where he was fatally shot by military base personnel.
The U.S. Navy said on Twitter. “The U.S. Navy can confirm there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors. The shooter, a Navy Hospital Corpsman, is deceased. We will continue to update with additional details as the situation evolves,” the tweet reads.
Fort Detrick and Frederick police are investigating the incident.
Written by Ebonee Stevenson
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
CNN: Suspect in Maryland shooting killed at Fort Detrick after wounding 2 nearby, police say; by Jason Hanna, Melissa Alonso
ABC News: 2 injured in shooting near Fort Detrick in Maryland, suspect killed after entering military base: Officials; by Matt Zarrell, Luis Martinez, Luke Barr
Associated Press: Authorities: Navy medic shoots 2, is shot and killed on base by Julio Cortez
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