For Immediate Release: Friday, January 7, 2022
Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District Investigative Section are investigating a shooting that occurred on the evening of January 6, 2022, in the 900 block of Silver Spring Ave.
At approximately 10:15 p.m., a 3rd District officer was patrolling Silver Spring Ave. when she heard the sounds of shots being fired and witnessed people running from the area.
The officer requested additional units to the area to assist and within moments, located a 19-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg, in an alley behind Fire Station 1 restaurant and Brewing Co.
The officer immediately began life-saving measures by placing a tourniquet on the victim’s leg, preventing additional loss of blood. The victim was transported to a local trauma center in critical condition by Montgomery County Fire Rescue.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was recording a music video when a dark four-door sedan drove by and fired several rounds at the victim and others at the location.
Several businesses in the area were struck with rounds, but no additional victims were located on or near the Silver Spring Ave. area.
An hour later, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a 15-year-old male arrived at a DC area hospital suffering from a gunshot to the leg and stated that he was shot in Silver Spring. Detectives believe that the victim was in the area of the Silver Spring Ave. shooting.
This is an active and ongoing investigation and there is no suspect in custody.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870 or 240-773-TIPS or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Callers can remain anonymous.
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