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Two wounded in shooting at Frederick funeral

Two people were hospitalized after a Saturday afternoon shooting during a funeral service at a Frederick church, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church on Ballenger Creek Pike, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

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Sheriff’s deputies found two people with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The extent of their injuries was not reported, but they were not thought to be life-threatening, according to the sheriff’s office.

A person was reported to have fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived; detectives were on the scene late Saturday afternoon gathering information. This was not a random shooting, the sheriff’s office believes, but rather followed “an altercation between individuals at the service,” according to the release.

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