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2 sailors are hospitalized after a shooting at Maryland's Fort Detrick. Here's what we know

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Two sailors are hospitalized following a shooting Tuesday at a military installation in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said.

(CNN)Two sailors are hospitalized following a shooting Tuesday at a military installation in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said.

The US Navy identified the gunman as Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a Navy hospital corpsman who was fatally shot by police.

Fort Detrick officials told CNN he was posted at that installation.

Both were taken from the scene by helicopter, police said.

The incident ended when the gunman was fatally shot by police after he brandished a weapon on the installations, Army Brig.

Talley said.

Authorities are investigating both the motive and circumstances surrounding the incident, Talley told reporters at an afternoon news conference.

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

"We know some people fled from the business," Lando said.

Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said the first shooting took place at "a military institution" in the Riverside Tech Park.

In a news release, the police department said the building is a warehouse rented by Naval Medical Research Center, Biological Defense Research Directorate to store research supplies and equipment.

After the shooting, a victim entered a nearby business, Nicolock Paving Stones, and asked for help, a person there said.

He was stopped about 1/2 mile onto the installation, where he got out of the car, brandished a weapon and was shot by police, Talley told reporters.

Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said the gunman used a rifle but did not provide any additional information on the weapon.

According to the website Military Installations, there are about 1,300 active-duty military and 8,500 civilians and contractors at Fort Detrick or the Forest Glen campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Woldesenbet was an E-4 rank and did not live on Fort Detrick, officials said.

Agencies helping Frederick police include the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Maryland State Police; and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The FBI is handling the first shooting scene, officials said.

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