Navy medic shoots 2 people, then is shot dead at a base in Maryland

A U.S. Navy medic shot and seriously wounded two people at a business park in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday, authorities said. The suspected gunman, Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, 38, was shot and killed at the US Army base at Fort Detrick.

The attacker broke into a business at Riverside Tech Park, causing people inside to run to safety, Police Chief Jason Lando told reporters Tuesday. After that shooting, he said, the suspect drove about 10 minutes to Fort Detrick, where he was killed by military personnel.

“The public is no longer at risk,” Lando said. “There is no more cause for alarm in the Frederick community.”

Police received a call from an active shooter Tuesday morning at the business park. When officers arrived, they found that two adult men had been shot and were in critical condition. The victims were airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The FBI, Baltimore ATF and Maryland State Police are assisting in the investigation.

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

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