Police Rule Hit and Run a Homicide

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The scene of a hit and run accident in Gaithersburg. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The scene of a hit and run accident in Gaithersburg. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (CBSDC) — One man was killed and his brother injured in what police say is an intentional hit and run.

The pair were struck in the 200 block of West Diamond Ave. around 1:15 a.m. Monday according to Montgomery County Police.

The surviving victim, 34, claims he and his brother, also 34, were given a ride in a black Honda Civic and dropped off near the Gaitherstown Plaza at Route 355 and Chestnut Street early Monday. The man believes the same vehicle returned a few moments later and struck them.

Police say they were able to locate a car matching the vehicle’s description a short time later in the Gaitherstown Shopping Center. The car was abandoned and has damage consistent with striking a person.

Authorities are searching for the car’s owner in hopes of determining who was behind the wheel at the time of collision.

The surviving brother is being treated at a local hospital.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

West Diamond Ave., which remained closed to traffic for hours, has since reopened to motorists.

WNEW’s Kevin Patrick contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.

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