Two people were seriously injured in a shooting at an industrial park in Frederick, Md. On Tuesday before the suspect was fatally shot at a nearby military facility, police said.
The suspect, identified as a 38-year-old Navy Hospital Corps member, walked into a Riverside Tech Park business and some people fled, but it was not immediately clear whether the shooting had taken place inside or outside the company, Police Chief Jason Lando told me.
The suspect then proceeded to Fort Detrick, about four miles from the scene, Lando said.
“Fort Detrick Police neutralized an active shooting situation involving an armed shooter and medical rescue procedures were initiated,” the fort said on his Twitter feed. “The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The Navy described the gunman as a member of the Navy Hospital Corps.
Lando said the victims were airlifted to a trauma center in Baltimore.
“We have two different stages. All I can tell you is that we have confirmed that there is only one shooter, “he said.” The public is no longer in danger. Everyone is safe. “
Jeremy Mutschler, director of marketing for Nicolock Paving Stones, said the filming apparently took place near the company’s location in Frederick, but not at the company itself.
“One of the victims who was injured came into our facility to seek help and we were able to help and call the authorities,” said Mutschler, who is based in New York City.
Maryland State Police also responded, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Baltimore said its officers and a K-9 team were at the scene of this. which ATF described as a “critical incident”.
Gov. Larry Hogan has been briefed on the situation, his office said.
Previously, police posted on social media that officers were “at the scene of an active shooter. The suspect is down. There are two victims whose status is unknown.”
Frederick Community College briefly locked out, tweeting that “this is not an exercise.” But later, the college said students and staff could resume normal activities: “The incident has been contained. There is no threat on the FCC campus.
Some public schools in Frederick County were also briefly closed “due to police activity in the area,” the administration said. “All students and staff are safe. The lockout has been lifted.”
Frederick is a town of about 70,000 people about 50 miles northwest of Washington, DC