Detectives from the 3rd District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s help to identify those believed to have been involved in the incident, which police say does not appear to be random.
“The investigation thus far has determined that two groups of males, believed to be teenagers and young adults, encountered one another in the area of 933 Ellsworth Drive; the victim was with one of the groups,” an updated report says. “The groups became involved in a verbal altercation and during this dispute, one of the suspects from the opposing group produced a firearm and shot the victim.”
An individual who was part of the victim’s group also produced a firearm, exchanging multiple rounds of gunfire with the first shooter. No further injuries were reported, however.
A 15-year-old male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The department asks anyone who has information about this incident to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240.773.6870.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Screenshot from surveillance video released by police
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