Detectives continue to investigate the shooting which occurred outside of Frederick High School Wednesday evening.
The Frederick Police Department continues to investigate the Wednesday evening shooting which occurred outside of Frederick High School located at 650 Carroll Parkway Frederick, MD.
This incident occurred during a school basketball game between local high schools. The shooting incident occurred outside of the school gymnasium. During the shooting two juvenile victims were struck by the gunfire. One juvenile male sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. A second juvenile male sustained a gunshot wound to his back. Both victims were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD for treatment. Both wounds are non-life threatening. This shooting is not believed to be a random incident. Investigators believe the suspects and victims were known to one another.
Detectives continued to work on this case overnight into Thursday morning seeking additional information and evidence. This investigation was on-going at the time of this release Thursday evening. Det. Jorge Garcia has been assigned as the lead investigator in this case.
This is an active investigation that will continue into Thursday night. Additional information, including, but not limited to, evidence collected, victim injuries and victim identities will not be released at this time to maintain the integrity of this case.
The Frederick Police Department believes there may be additional witnesses to the shooting which have not spoken to police. Anyone who was at Frederick High School and witnessed any portion of this incident is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102 or 301-600-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous when providing information.
If you believe you have information regarding the shooting, and/or video/photography from within the gymnasium please contact the Frederick Police Department.
Case #: 2015-010153
Lead Investigator: Det. Jorge Garcia
Author of Release: Sgt. Aaron Lapp
Frederick Police Department Shooting Investigation_CR#15-10153 (CID)
On February 4, 2015, at approximately 2011 hours, Frederick Police responded to Frederick High School for a shots fired complaint. Officers arrived quickly to the scene and were advised that several shots were fired outside of the building near the gymnasium. Two victims, suffering from gunshot wounds, were located and subsequently transported to Baltimore for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The cafeteria was searched and secured and the athletes, staff, students, and attendees who were in the gymnasium for a basketball game were ushered to the safety of the cafeteria while the remainder of the building and school grounds were cleared.
Officers from the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, ATF, and the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of the occupants, render aid, and search for suspects. Brad Young, the President of the Frederick County Board of Education, as well as Liz Barrett, the Vice President of the Board of Education, were present at the scene.
No suspects were located in the school or on school property, and the investigation into their identity is continuing. It is unclear, at this time, how many people were involved in the shooting and what the possible motive may have been. All investigative leads are being followed as the investigation continues.
All of the people that were taken to the cafeteria were identified and provided statements prior to being released. The parents of the students were contacted and staged in a specific location so that they could pick up their children after they were released. All students, who were not accompanied by their parents at the game, were escorted to their parents for pickup.
Frederick County Public Schools will be releasing additional information, using the traditional methods, once a determination is made if school will be held at Frederick High School on Thursday, February 5, 2015.
As a result of the incident, Hood College was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, but no incidents took place on the Hood College Campus.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are asked to please contact the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 301-600-6390. Anonymous tips can be relayed by calling 301-600-TIPS or by e-mailing, email@example.com.
Lead Investigators: Det. Jorge Garcia & Det. Gene Alston
Author of Release: Capt. Rich Hetherington
PIO Requests for this incident: Capt. Hetherington at 301-600-1228 or Lt. Joe Hayer at 301-600-1265