Detectives Investigate Armed Carjacking and Shooting in Bel Pre Area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate an armed carjacking and the shooting of a 27-year-old male that occurred this afternoon in the Bel Pre area.

On Thursday, December 20, at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls reporting a robbery and a shooting that had just occurred in the 14200 block of Pear Tree Lane.

Responding officers located two victims on the side of the roadway of Pear Tree Lane; one victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  The victims stated that at least two suspects approached them.  At least one of the suspects threatened the victims with a handgun.  During this encounter, one of the victims was shot.  After the shooting, the suspects fled in a black, Hyundai Sonata that belongs to one of the victims.

Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the shooting victim to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Updates will be provided as information is confirmed.

Anyone who has information about the suspects or this shooting is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  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 crime.

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