Per Takoma Park Police: On October 29 at approximately 11:52 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the area of 4th Avenue for multiple calls about hearing what sounded like several shots being fired. Officers canvassed the area on foot for suspects, potential victims and casings with negative results. On October 30, during daylight, officers returned to the area and found several shell casings indicative of a weapons discharge. Those shell casings were impounded. In addition, a resident reported that one of the shots fired went through their house; fortunately, no one was physically hurt. That bullet fragment was also impounded.
There were similar incidents of residents calling in for shots heard fired occurring in the 6400 block of 4th Avenue between Eastern and Westmoreland on October 15. At approximately 5:00 pm on October 15, officers responded to the area and found several spent shell casings around a vacant home, which were impounded.
If anyone has any video surveillance for any of these incidents, please call with contact information. If you hear what sounds like shots fired please call 911 if you have an emergency or our non-emergency number of 301-270-1100. Investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please contact police at 301-270-1100.
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