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BREAKING: Police Stop ‘Active Shooter’ In Maryland After 2 Wounded

Frederick, MD – An “active shooter” wounded two people in Frederick on Tuesday morning before police arrived and stopped him.

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. on April 6 in the 8400 block of Progress Drive, WUSA reported. 

WJLA reported that sources said the gunman was an active-duty Navy sailor. 

That witness also told WJLA that the gunman was pursuing and shooting at people who were fleeing and trying to escape the gunfire.

Officials said the suspect was neutralized by law enforcement at about 9:15 a.m. on U.S. Army base Fort Detrick near Nallin Farm Gate, WUSA reported.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Todd Wivell confirmed that there were two victims from the incident but did not have any details about their medical conditions, WJLA reported

Officials have not said which law enforcement agency’s officer shot the gunman.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was responding to the scene, WUSA reported.

Fort Detrick and Frederick County Schools are on lockdown.


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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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