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GALENA — The suspect in a shooting in Delaware is being airlifted to an area trauma center after crashing into a tree south of Galena following a high-speed chase through Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.

According to Kent County Sheriff John F. Price, the suspect, identified only as a male, allegedly shot someone in the parking lot at Smyrna Middle School at about 10:15 a.m.

Price said the preliminary investigation indicates the shooting appeared to be a domestic situation.

The suspect fled the scene, traveling at a high rate of speed from Delaware into the Mid-Shore area of Maryland. His route took him through Chestertown on state Route 213 toward Galena.

His vehicle traveled off the road and crashed into a tree in the area of Starkey Lane.

Authorities have reported that the suspect shot himself.

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