Suspect dead, 2 critically injured in Maryland shooting

Brenda Watkins
April 6, 2021

Police in Maryland are " on scene responding to an active shooter" in the city of Frederick on Tuesday morning, according to a tweet from city police.

The Navy said on Twitter that the unidentified shooter was a Navy hospital corpsman.

"Our number one priority is the safety of our people", said U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. He added that it was not clear yet who killed the suspect. They said he was the only shooter involved and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The names of the suspect and the injured men weren't immediately released. He said he had no information on how many weapons the suspect had. "The U.S. Navy can confirm there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors. We will continue to update with additional details as the situation evolves". People fled from the business.

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After the shooting, a victim entered a nearby business, Nicolock Paving Stones, and asked for help, a person there said.

"One of the victims who was wounded entered our facility looking for help and we were able to assist and call the authorities", said Mutschler, who is based in NY. It was unclear whether the shooting occurred inside or outside a business at the facility.

Authorities in Frederick, Maryland, 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Washington, were still trying to piece together the events shortly after they unfolded with an emergency call at 8:20 AM EDT (1220 GMT).

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