Navy hospital officers were mortally wounded, two at the park office in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday, then went to Fort Detrick, where he was shot dead by officers there.
The 38-year-old gunman shot two men at a business in Riverside Tech Park in Progress Drive’s block 8400, Frederick officials said.They did not name the businesses and it was not clear if the shooting took place inside or out.
There were no immediate disclosures about the relationship between the suspect and the victim.
A man was shot and wounded two at a park office in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday, then went to Fort Detrick, where he was shot dead there, officials said.
Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said officers received a call around 8:20 p.m. to report the situation. “Active athletes”; at Riverside Tech Park, people run away from business, he said.
Shortly thereafter, Lando said officers received information that the suspect had traveled to Fort Detrick, about 10 minutes away, by car where the suspect was shot.Lando said attempted to save the suspect’s life had failed.
Lando said there was only one athlete and there was no threat to the public.
“We have two different scenes. All I can tell you is that we insist that there is only one athlete, ”Lando said.“ People are no longer at risk. Everyone is safe. “
In a statement, the Navy said, “The Navy can confirm that there was a shooting incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving US Navy sailors. The gunman, a Navy hospital officer, died. We will continue to update with more details as the situation changes.
Both victims from the park office were flown to the Baltimore Shock Trama. Officials said. No one was hurt.
Jeremy Mutschler, marketing director for Nicolock Paving Stones, said his understanding was that the shooting was close to the company’s Frederick location, but not at business.
“One of the injured victims came to our facility for help and we were able to assist and call the authorities,” said Mutschler, based in New York.
Several roads in the area were closed.
Many Frederick County public schools were “Temporarily closed,” the district said in a tweet. “All students and staff are safe. The blocking has been lifted, ”an FCPS official said.
Frederick Community College sent a lockout notice, and then issued a clear statement that all “no harassment on the FCC campus”, the school said in a tweet.
Officials are expected to provide another update on Tuesday afternoon, they said.
Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this evolving story.