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Suspects Wanted in Connection with Block Party Shooting

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 5, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - A 16-year-old girl is recovering after being shot during a block party in Silver Spring.

On Friday, June 2, 2023, at approximately 9:58 p.m., Montgomery County Department of Police – 3rd District officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired at a block party in the 11400 block of Stewart Lane.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from the 2nd and 4th districts responded to the location to assist as officers and detectives processed the crime scene.

During the investigation, detectives learned that a group of people were at the block party when a dark colored sedan with possibly three to four occupants, drove up and began firing into the crowd. Except for the teenage girl, no one else was injured during the shooting. Three cars parked at an apartment building were hit by bullets.

Officers recovered over 30 shell casings at the crime scene from a handgun and high-powered rifle.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and there are no suspects in custody. Detectives are asking for anyone who was at the party and might have cell phone video to contact the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the suspects involved is asked to call 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 an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.   

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Release ID: 23-318
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: shooting