Montgomery County Police are looking for help from the public after two young men were shot by a passing vehicle on Saturday night at near the intersection of Waring Station Road and Summer Oak Drive, which is directly in front of Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown.
Two unidentified young men, ages 18 and 20 are recovering from gunshot wounds after being shot while walking on the street with a group of about 30 other people. One victim was shot in the foot, and the other victim had been shot in the leg by a passing car.
According to police, the incident took place Saturday, Feb. 11 shortly before 10:00 pm, when a group of young people was turned away from a house party at a townhouse on Summer Oak Drive. Montgomery County Police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said the group of about 30 people was turned away from the party because they were not invited to the party which was taking place in a nearby townhouse on Summer Oak Drive.
The group, which had been turned away from the house party, remained in the area a walked to the intersection of Waring Station Road and Summer Oak Drive. During this time, a vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Impala or silver sedan, drove through the intersection and shots were fired from the vehicle. The two victims were struck by bullets. They were transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police could not confirm whether this incident was gang related, but do not believe that it was a random incident. “I don’t think the people in that neighborhood have anything to fear based on this event,” said Starks.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about this shooting, the suspect(s), or the suspect(s)’ vehicle, to contact them immediately at 240-773-6237. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward for up to $10,000, may contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Caption: The intersection of Waring Station Road and Summer Oak Drive was the scene of a shooting on Saturday night, where two males suffered non-life threatening injuries after someone shot at them from a passing vehicle.
Photo by Germantown Pulse.