Update: Information obtained by law enforcement and published by the WJLA ABC7 has identified the deceased gunman as an active duty member of the United States Navy.
Police said the 38-year-old sailor traveled to the Fort Detrick military base, where he was stationed as a Navy Hospital Corpsman and was fatally shot by personnel on the base, the U.S. Navy tweeted. In a statement, Fort Detrick officials said, “The gunman is confirmed to be an active-duty Navy Sailor who was stationed at Fort Detrick.”
Reports indicate that the SWAT team was deployed along with a state trooper to transport a gunshot victim to the hospital
Fort Detrick released the following statement:
“Fort Detrick Police have neutralized an active shooter situation involving an armed gunman. After a shooting incident off post, the suspect breached the Nalin Pond gate located off of Opossumtown Pike. The gunman was neutralized, and medical lifesaving procedures were initiated. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the identity of the shooter is unknown. “Our number one priority is the safety of our people,” said U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Dexter Nunnally. “Our emergency responders are well trained for these types of situations and the fast response of our military police enabled us to contain this threat quickly.” Fort Detrick and local law enforcement are continuing to investigate this incident.“
Police said there is only one shooter and there is “no more risk, no further cause for alarm in the Frederick community.”
The Baltimore Sun
At least two people have been reported as victims and one suspect is “down” after Frederick police responded to an “active shooter” in the city, the department said on Twitter.
Police in the City of Frederick responded to the 8400 block of Progress Drive for a shooting, the department said in a tweet around 9:06 a.m.
“Please avoid the area of Progress Drive and Opposumtown Pike,” the department added.
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