This afternoon, at approximately 4:25 p.m., officers from the 4th District, Park Police, and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to North Gate Park located at 14100 Connecticut Avenue in Wheaton for the report of a shooting. Officers located a male victim who was suffering from a possible gunshot wound. No weapon was found at the scene. The victim, a 22-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in grave condition at this time.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a possible suspect was seen in the area at the time of the incident. The suspect is being described as a black male, 5’7” tall, approximately 20 years of age, wearing a blue jacket. Police continue to investigate this crime and are in the process of confirming details regarding the suspect description. Police believe there is a relationship or some association between the suspect and the victim.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact 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 leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.
*** Please note: Crime Solvers has recently increased the cash reward amount from a maximum of $1,000 to a new limit of up to $10,000.***