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      Shooting and house fire in Middletown

      MIDDLETOWN, Md. (WJLA) - A man with a gunshot wound was found outside a burning home in rural Frederick County early Wednesday morning.

      Frederick County Fire officials say that they responded to a home in the 8800 block of Pete Wiles Road in Middletown just after 5 a.m., where they found an adult male with a gunshot wound. The two-story brick home was also on fire.

      The victim was taken by helicopter to a shock trauma center in Baltimore in what authorities describe as critical condition.

      Officials who helped fight the fire say that the house is likely a total loss.