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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:45 AM

2 People Injured and a Suspect Is Dead in Shooting in Maryland

Source: New York Times

2 People Injured and a Suspect Is Dead in Shooting in Maryland

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April 6, 2021, 10:19 a.m. ET

The police responded to reports of gunfire near Fort Detrick, an Army base in Frederick, Md.

By Maria Cramer

Two people were seriously injured near Fort Detrick, an Army base in Frederick County, Md., on Tuesday morning and the person who shot them is dead, the police said.

"We are on scene responding to an active shooter in the 8400 block of Progress Drive," the Frederick, Md., police said on Twitter. "Currently there are two victims and one suspect is down."

The police responded to reports of gunfire on Progress Drive near the military base at about 8:30 a.m., said Allen Etzler, spokesman for the Police Department. Fort Detrick is about 52 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.

The two people who were shot had "life-threatening" injuries, he said.

Mr. Etzler said the names and ages of the victims and the suspect were not immediately available. He said it was not clear yet who killed the suspect.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.

Maria Cramer

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/06/us/maryland-shooting



Two people were seriously injured in a shooting near Fort Detrick, an Army base in Frederick County, Maryland, on Tuesday morning. The suspect in the shooting is dead, the police said.




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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:48 AM

1. The dead was a Navy Corpsman.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:51 AM

3. The latest: Frederick shooter, now deceased, was Navy Hospital Corpsman

The latest: Frederick shooter, now deceased, was Navy Hospital Corpsman

News-Post staff Apr 6, 2021 Updated 56 min ago

Update: 11:04 a.m.

The Navy has confirmed the now deceased shooter in Frederick was a Navy Hospital Corpsman.

“The U.S. Navy can confirm there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors,” a Navy statement reads. “The shooter, a Navy Hospital Corpsman, is deceased. We will continue to update with additional details as the situation evolves.”

Frederick Chief of Police Jason Lando at this morning's press conference could not say a motive for the shooting, and life-saving efforts on the shooter were unsuccessful.

"It's terrible ... it's happening too frequently," Lando said of shootings in general.

The two victims, who were considered in critical condition, were flown to shock trauma in Baltimore.

-Mary Grace Keller and Steve Bohnel

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 03:29 PM

4. seems like we rarely discover what the motivations were

Boulder, CO shooting? Anyone heard of a motive yet?

Atlanta shooting?

California?

It seems before we get to hear what the motive was, or might have been, there is another mass shooting somewhere, and they all pile up, and they don't go back to reveal motives in earlier shootings. It's maddening.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:10 PM

5. Maybe the Chinese can start a rumor about the bioweapons lab at Fort Detrick



The US claims it's for defensive purposes only, not offense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Detrick

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:47 PM

7. They did that long ago

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/continuing_coverage/coronavirus/as-trump-china-trade-barbs-a-fort-detrick-laboratory-finds-itself-in-the-middle/article_fdf4e5a6-82b8-5773-a8cd-a498e00fb5ef.html

For months now, even before Maryland and Frederick County announced its first cases of the respiratory disease, Chinese officials have suggested that the coronavirus was created at Fort Detrick.

The first conspiracy claim was that soldiers who trained near Fort Detrick brought the disease with them during the World Military Games in October. But that is not true, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s rumor control website.

In responding to questions about the claim, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said it is “completely ridiculous and it’s irresponsible” that someone from the Chinese government would make such a claim.

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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:39 PM

6. MORE: Shooter identified, more details released in today's deadly incident

Hat tip, some other site

MORE: Shooter's ID, more details released in today's deadly incident https://fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/more-shooters-id-more-details-released-in-todays-deadly-incident/article_f956d606-ebf5-5d18-998c-1cce814fed33.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via
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MORE: Shooter identified, more details released in today's deadly incident

News-Post staff Apr 6, 2021 Updated 2 hrs ago



Police investigate at the scene the scene at a company that manufactures cement pavers near Riverside Tech Park. The tech park was the scene of a shooting that left two people critically injured Tuesday morning. The gunman was later killed at Fort Detrick.

Staff photo by Bill Green

Update: 3:06 p.m.

The shooter in today's incident at a Frederick tech park has been identified as 38-year-old Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, who was an active member of the Navy holding a rank of E-4. Woldesenbet was later shot and killed on the grounds of Fort Detrick by base personnel. ... The original shooting happened around 8:20 a.m. at a facility tied to the military in the Riverside Tech Park in the 8400 block of Progress Court, according to authorities. ... Authorities could not answer whether the shooter, who used a rifle, and the two victims knew each other.

After the shooting at the tech park, Woldesenbet drove his vehicle to Fort Detrick and passed through the gates around 8:45 a.m. According to a Fort Detrick commander, Woldesenbet was stopped at the gate, sped past a worker and made it about a half-mile into the grounds. Fort personnel stopped him, after which Woldesenbet brandished a weapon and was then “neutralized” by police, per authorities.

One victim from the Riverside Tech Park shooting remains in critical condition at the shock trauma center in Baltimore. The second victim is still being treated, but is expected to be released tomorrow, according to Frederick Chief of Police Jason Lando. ... Authorities during an afternoon press conference could not yet speak to a motive for the shootings.

Fort Detrick serves as a military biological defense lab and has several federal civilian biodefense labs. About 10,000 military personnel and civilians work on the base in the city of Frederick.

-Trevor Baratko

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