Navy medic shot dead by military police after opening fire, wounding 2 sailors

by Peter Heck · Apr 7th, 2021 8:17 am

Last Updated Apr 8th, 2021 at 3:10 pm

A Navy medic critically injured two sailors Tuesday morning when he opened fire at a Frederick, Maryland, business park. The shooter then fled to the nearby military base, brandished a weapon, and was shot dead by authorities.

The two victims were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where one was treated and expected to be released Wednesday. The other was treated and remains in critical condition.

The shooter was identified, and authorities know that he and the two victims were all stationed at nearby Fort Detrick, though they have not determined a motive or whether it was a targeted attack.

"Americans are sick of breaking news alerts about deaths from gun violence," said Rep. David Trone (D-MD). "Today, the Frederick community, including thousands of military personnel serving at Ft. Detrick, experienced the terrifying feeling of checking in on friends and family following news that gun violence had broken out in their community."


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