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Gunman in shooting near Ft. Detrick in Maryland was Navy corpsman, reports

The suspect was fatally shot by police after the incident.

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Updated: April 6, 2021 - 1:24pm

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The gunman in a shooting Tuesday morning outside Fort Detrick, in Maryland, has been identified as a Navy corpsman.

The Navy said the suspect is a 38-year-old male who worked as a Navy hospital corpsman, according to several news reports.

A gunman allegedly shot two people who are now in critical condition at a tech park in Frederick, Md., then fled to a nearby military base. The suspect was fatally shot by police who had followed him, according to the Associated Press. He reportedly got inside the fort's gates before he was stopped.

Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said the shooting took place at Riverside Tech Park.

The Pentagon has not released any details about the incident other than there was an "active shooting incident."

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