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Navy corpsman wounds two in shooting

by Charissa Koh
Posted 4/06/21, 04:55 pm

The shooter drove 10 minutes to Fort Detrick after shooting and critically wounding two U.S. Navy sailors at Riverside Tech Park in Frederick, Md., on Tuesday. Emergency medical services airlifted the two wounded people to a hospital. Frederick police warned the base about the active shooter, and personnel shot and killed him when he breached a gate. Fort Detrick houses the military’s flagship biological defense laboratory and several federal civilian biodefense labs.

What do we know about the alleged shooter? The Navy identified the suspect as Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a petty officer third class assigned to Fort Detrick. Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said investigators were still looking into any possible relationship between the shooter and his victims and why he targeted that location.

Dig deeper: Read Susan Olasky’s report on avoiding hot takes in recent mass shootings.


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Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty fighting and prison reform, including profiling ministries in the annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion competition. She is also a part of WORLD's investigative unit, the Caleb Team. Charissa resides with her husband, Josh, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @CharissaKoh.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 05:51 pm

    Had to Google this guy. He is black. 

    Yes, it is important when we and our children are told white people BAD, and BLM.

    Even Asians don't matter these days. The WOKE mob doesn't seem to care about Asians. 

    A black guy was let out of prison early even though he killed his mother. This person killed an Asian and walked away like it was nothing. I also watched the Uber incident, the video. Th 2 girls killed the Uber man like he was trash. There he was laying on the sidewalk. This is the spawn of the U.S.A. The response: why didn't he just let them have the car? He hung on to his car like it was his property or something. When did auto insurance begin compensating you for your real loss?

     

  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 04/09/2021 04:23 pm

    It bothers me a lot that so many on the left continually rant about "dangerous racist white men with guns."

    But it is a mistake to focus too much on race or ethnicity of these recent shooters.  We definitely don't want to provide fuel to the actual racists that are insisting that all minority people are criminals, immoral, or otherwise bad. 

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