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Gaithersburg man shoots girlfriend, then kills himself, police say

A Montgomery County man shot his girlfriend and then fatally shot himself Saturday morning, police said. The girlfriend was wounded but did not have life-threatening injuries, police said.

Gaithersburg police were called to an apartment in the the 400 block of North Summit Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. to investigate a report of gunfire, said Officer Dan Lane, a department spokesman. There they found the deceased man and his wounded girlfriend. Police said she told them that the man had shot her and then shot himself.

No other information, including the identity of the man who police said fired the shots, was available. The woman was taken to a hospital. Gaithersburg and Montgomery County police are investigating.


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