Montgomery County police are investigating a Saturday morning shooting in Gaithersburg that sent one man to the hospital in critical condition.
Police spokesman Lt. Eric Burnett said a fight broke out around 6:15 a.m. in a residence in the 1200 block of Knoll Mist Lane in Gaithersburg. When police arrived, they found a man in his 20s on the first floor, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and a suspect were inside when the suspect became involved in an altercation with another man. The suspect pulled out a gun, a struggle occurred, and the victim, who police said was not involved in the fight, was shot.
The shooting is currently under investigation by Montgomery County’s major crimes division.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call detectives from the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or 240-773-TIPS (8477).
Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible for this felony crime. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).