A Navy Hospital Corpsman shot and critically injured two people in an office park in Frederick, Maryland, Tuesday and then headed to Fort Detrick, where he was fatally shot by staff there, officials say.
The 38-year-old gunman shot two men at a business in Riverside Tech Park in the 8400 block of Progress Drive, Frederick authorities said. They did not name the company and it was not clear if the shooting happened inside or outside.
No information was immediately released about any relationship between the suspect and the victims.
A man shot and wounded two people in an office park in Frederick, Maryland, Tuesday, and then went to Fort Detrick, where he was fatally shot by staff there, officials say.
Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said authorities received a call around 8:20 a.m. to report an “active shooting game”
Shortly after, Lando said, authorities received information that the suspect had traveled to Fort Detrick, about a 10-minute drive away, where the suspect was shot. Life-saving efforts were made on the suspect but failed, Lando said.
Lando said there was only one shooting game and that there is no public threat.
“We have two different scenes. All I can tell you is that we have confirmed that there is only one shooter, “Lando said. The public is no longer in danger. Everyone is safe. “
In a statement, the Navy said, “The U.S. Navy can confirm that there was an active shooting incident in Fort Detrick, MD that involved U.S. Navy Sailors. Sagittarius, a Navy Hospital Corpsman, is dead. We will continue to update with further details as the situation develops. ”
The two victims from the office park were flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma. They are in critical condition, authorities said. No one else was injured.
Jeremy Mutschler, director of marketing for the Nicolock Paving Stones, said his understanding is that the shooting was near the company’s Frederick location, but not in the company itself.
“One of the victims who got injured came into our facility looking for help and we were able to help and call the authorities,” said Mutschler, who is based in New York.
Several roads in the shooting range were closed.
Several public schools in Frederick County were “briefly put on lockout status,” the district said in a tweet. “All students and staff are safe. The blockade has been lifted, “said FCPS officials.
Frederick Community College issued an alarm lock and then issued a completely clear one. “There is no threat on the FCC campus,” the school said in a tweet.
Authorities expect to provide a new update Tuesday afternoon, they said.
Stay tuned to NBC Washington for more details on this evolving story.