Two folks had been critically wounded in a taking pictures spree at an industrial park in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday earlier than the suspect was fatally shot at a close-by navy set up, police mentioned.
The suspect, recognized as a 38-year-old Navy hospital corpsman, entered a enterprise within the Riverside Tech Park and a few folks fled, nevertheless it was not instantly clear whether or not the shootings passed off inside or exterior the enterprise, Chief Police Chief Jason Lando mentioned.
The suspect then drove to Fort Detrick, about 4 miles from the scene, Lando mentioned.
“Fort Detrick police have neutralized an lively shooter state of affairs involving an armed gunman and medical lifesaving procedures had been initiated,” the fort mentioned on its Twitter feed. “The gunman was pronounced lifeless on the scene.”
The Navy described the shooter was a Navy hospital corpsman.
Lando mentioned the victims had been flown to a shock trauma middle in Baltimore.
“We have now two completely different scenes. All I can inform you is that now we have confirmed there is just one shooter,” he mentioned. “The general public is not in danger. Everyone seems to be secure.”
Jeremy Mutschler, director of promoting for Nicolock Paving Stones, mentioned the taking pictures apparently passed off close to the corporate’s Frederick location however not on the enterprise itself.
“One of many victims who was wounded entered our facility in search of assist and we had been capable of help and name the authorities,” mentioned Mutschler, who relies in New York.
Maryland State Police additionally responded, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Baltimore mentioned its brokers and a Ok-9 staff had been on the scene of what ATF described as a “vital incident.”
Gov. Larry Hogan has been briefed on the state of affairs, his workplace mentioned.
Earlier, police posted on social media that officers had been “on scene of an lively shooter. The suspect is down. There are two victims with standing unknown.”
Frederick Neighborhood Faculty briefly went right into a lockdown, tweeting that “this isn’t a drill.” However later the faculty mentioned college students and employees might return to regular operations: “The incident has been contained. There isn’t any menace on FCC campus. ALL CLEAR.”
Some Frederick County public colleges additionally had been briefly locked down “as a consequence of police exercise within the space,” the administration mentioned. “All college students and employees are secure. The lockout has been lifted.”
Frederick is metropolis of about 70,000 folks about 50 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.