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Double Shooting Suspect Hospitalized With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound: Sheriff

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A double shooting suspect is being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff with law enforcement, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

A 72-year-old man and 66-year-old woman were shot multiple times in the 22900 block of Newtowne Neck Road in Leonardtown, Maryland, about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies identified a 48-year-old Callaway man as a suspect and found him driving north on Route 5 in Mechanicsville, according to the sheriff's office.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police assisted in the pursuit, which ended in the area of Route 234 and Route 236, near the Maryland International Raceway. 

The suspect barricaded in his car and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the sheriff said. He was flown to a trauma center for treatment.

Chopper4 footage from about 3 p.m. shows many law enforcement vehicles parked a distance behind a black pickup truck. 

Several roads in the area were blocked, the sheriff said. People were asked to avoid the area. 

The shooting victims were taken to trauma centers for treatment. Information was not immediately released on the condition of the shooting victims. 

There is no threat to the public, the sheriff's office said.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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