Navy medic killed after two people were shot and injured in Maryland

A US Navy medic on Tuesday shot dead and seriously injured two sailors in an industrial park in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said. The alleged gunman, 38-year-old Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, was later shot dead at the US Army base at Fort Detrick.

The suspect opened fire at Riverside Tech Park and caused workers to take cover, Police Chief Jason Lando told reporters on Tuesday. After the shooting, the suspect drove about 10 minutes to Fort Detrick, where he was killed by military personnel. The US Army said the suspect was “neutralized” within minutes.

“The public is no longer at risk,” said Lando. “There is no other cause for concern in the Frederick Congregation.”

Police received a call for an active shooter at around 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. When the officers arrived at the scene, they found that two adult men had been shot and were in critical condition. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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The scene of the shooting in Frederick, Maryland on April 6, 2021.

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The FBI, ATF Baltimore and the Maryland State Police are investigating. The motive for the shooting is unclear.

Fort Detrick should hold an active shooter exercise in the coming days to respond to an active shooter situation.

“It happens too often. Every time we turn on the TV it happens and now it happens in our back yard,” Lando told reporters. “Nobody wants to see something like that.”

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