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Police looking for driver involved in alleged Montgomery County shooting

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 21:12:46-04

Maryland State Police are looking for the driver and vehicle involved in an alleged shooting in Montgomery County this afternoon.

Police say they were advised the suspect fired at least one shot into a vehicle shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Monday while traveling on the outer loop of I-495 in the area of Route 650 in Silver Spring.

Police believe he was operating a blue Hyundai sedan, possibly a Sonata.

Police say they made contact with the victim of the shooting, who was uninjured during the incident. The victim’s vehicle sustained damage from what troopers identified as one bullet in the passenger side front door.

The victim is not being identified at this time.

Upon preliminary investigation, officers say the possible suspect fled a traffic stop after the alleged shooting occurred.

While the officer was initiating the stop, an unidentified witness pulled over and advised the Montgomery County police officer that the driver had just been involved in a shooting.

Moments later, before the Montgomery County police officer was able to investigate further, and before the driver of the Hyundai was identified, the driver fled the scene.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident and or who can provide additional information regarding the vehicle, its registration information, or the identity of the driver, to call Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack at 301-424-2101.

Information can be emailed to D/Sgt O’Brien at Michael.obrien@maryland.gov. All calls and emails may be kept confidential.

A motive for this crime has not been established at this time.