Takoma Park Police are investigating the sound of shots fired near Opal Daniels Park early Saturday morning, according to an emailed community advisory.
“On December 3, at approximately 5:07 a.m., Takoma Park Police were patrolling in the area of Maple Avenue and Maplewood Avenue when an officer heard what sounded like shots being fired,” police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said. “During this time, police dispatchers received several calls for shots fired in the areas of Sheridan Avenue, Maple at Lincoln, and Lincoln at Jefferson. Officers responded to those areas and conducted a canvas, including Opal Daniels Park, on foot for suspects, potential victims, and casings with negative results.”
As of Saturday morning, there have been three incidents in the past week. 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 this incident is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100 and refer to case number 220053348.