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Suspect in Maryland shooting killed at Fort Detrick after wounding 2 nearby, police say

A man shot and injured two people at a business in the Maryland city of Frederick on Tuesday morning before driving to the US military’s nearby Fort Detrick, where personnel there shot and killed him, police said.

The suspected gunman — a 38-year-old man — entered a business at Riverside Tech Park in the northeast of the city, and opened fire in or near it, striking two men, Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando told reporters.

The suspect then drove to Fort Detrick, about 10 minutes away, where “personnel on the base” fatally shot him, Lando said.

The men injured at the technology park were in critical condition, and were flown by helicopter to a hospital, Lando said

Lando said he didn’t know why the suspect opened fire at the business or subsequently went to Fort Detrick, or what led base personnel to shoot him.

“We have two different scenes. … We have confirmed there (was) only one (assailant), (and) the public is no longer at risk,” Lando said.

The names of the suspect and the injured men weren’t immediately released.

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

Police had been called to the first scene, about a 4-mile drive east of Fort Detrick, around 8:20 a.m., Lando said.

Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to assist, the ATF’s office in Baltimore said on Twitter.

Frederick is about a 50-mile drive northwest of Washington, DC.

This developing story will be updated.

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