2 charged in Frederick High School shooting

WASHINGTON — The Frederick Police Department made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting outside a high school that left two students injured.

Brandon Tyler, 21 and Chandler Davenport, 19 have been taken into custody.

“They have both been charged with crimes related to the shooting,” Frederick Police Lt. Clark Pennington said Wednesday.

Tyler is accused of being the shooter, but both men face a slew of charges including four counts each of first-degree assault.

“There has not been a single day that has passed that the department has not worked toward bringing this investigation to a positive conclusion,” said interim Frederick Police Chief Patrick Grossman.

Two students were injured when gunshots rang out near the Frederick High School gym during an evening basketball game Feb. 4. Both have been released from the hospital.

Two other bystanders were forced to run for cover to avoid being shot, according to police.

Investigators confirm the suspects and victims know each other, although he refused to go into detail about a motive, only saying police believe it has a “gang connection.”

Detectives interviewed more than 300 people over the course of the investigation, and the case is not yet closed.

“The investigation into this shooting is still active. It’s still open and it is still ongoing,” Pennington said.

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