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A gunman was killed and two teens wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a Maryland high school after the gunman opened fire in the hallway, authorities said.

The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, a 17-year-old student at the Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, walked into the hallway and shot a female student and a male student with a Glock semi-automatic handgun just before 8 a.m., authorities said.

“The school resource officer fired a round, at least a round, at the shooter and, I believe, the shooter also fired a round,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said.

It isn’t yet known whether Rollins was killed by the resource officer, identified as Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, or if he took his own life, Cameron said.

The incident was quickly contained as law enforcement officers converged on the scene. The school was placed on lockdown.

The 16-year-old female victim, who authorities said may have had a prior relationship with the shooter, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The 14-year-old male victim was in good condition as of 1:30 p.m.

Great Mills, which enrolls about 1,600 students, is located near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The school has had held drills a several of times for such a situation.

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