Police Investigating Shots Fired in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police are investigating two incidents of shots fired in the city over the past week, according to emailed community advisories.

On December 1, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to Roanoke Avenue and Hudson Avenue for several reports of shots being fired. One caller advised seeing three men, late teens to early 20’s running towards the 8300 block of Roanoke Avenue. Officers canvassed the area on foot for suspects, potential victims, and casings. One 9mm shell casing believed to have been from the previous night’s shots fired calls was discovered at the rear of 8304 Roanoke Avenue. Officers canvased Toatley-Fraser Park and discovered several additional shell casings (9mm) under the gazebo. The picnic tables had also been vandalized. Case # 220052956

On November 29 at approximately 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the 8300 block of Roanoke Avenue for several reports of shots being fired. The initial caller heard approximately seven shots from what sounded like behind the rear of a residence in the 8300 block of Roanoke Avenue. Officers canvassed the area on foot for suspects, potential victims, and casings and recovered several 9mm shell casings behind 8304 Roanoke Avenue, which were impounded. Case # 220052756

Police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said that the department has increased patrols during overnight hours. A community meeting was held last month to discuss recent public safety issues, including two incidents of gunfire in October.

Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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