“‘I’ve been shot. Please help me. There’s an active shooter, he’s still chasing me,” the man stated, in accordance with Wagner, the operations supervisor at Nicolock.
The wounded man was 26-year-old US Navy Hospitalman Casey Nutt, in accordance with a information launch from Frederick officers.
Nutt was launched from a trauma middle Tuesday night time, whereas 36-year-old Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Carlos Portugal, who was additionally injured, stays on the trauma middle in important situation, authorities stated Wednesday.
The Navy recognized the gunman as Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a Navy hospital corpsman. After the shooting, Woldesenbet drove to the US army’s close by Fort Detrick, the place he was fatally shot by police. Fort Detrick officers informed NCS he was posted at that set up.
‘I simply wished my folks protected’
Wagner stated he informed the injured man to get within the lavatory and shut the door. Other staff locked the entrance door, he stated.
“I can’t tell you if I was scared or fearful or trying to help,” Wagner stated. “I don’t know.”
Wagner stated he ran by the entire facility to get all the opposite staff into one room and had all of them collect within the again upkeep store, telling them to close the door till he bought again.
“I didn’t process the fact I was putting myself in harm’s way when I did that,” Wagner stated. “I just wanted my people safe.”
He stated he known as 911.
When he returned to the workplace, the injured man was mendacity on the ground within the lavatory whereas another person was making use of strain to his wounds, Wagner stated.
One worker ran out to flag police and different first responders as they arrived, Wagner stated.
“You don’t think it’s going to happen here,” Wagner stated. “Then it did, and it happened.”
“Did we do the right thing? Did we do alright? I think so. I don’t know.”