Police Searching for Suspects in Fatal Shooting in Gaithersburg

Posted: Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2013 at 4:34 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Police are searching for two suspects wanted for a fatal shooting in Gaithersburg on Thursday afternoon.

Montgomery County police say a man was fatally shot just before 2:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North Summit Avenue, near Lakeforest Mall. Police are actively looking for two suspects — one wearing all black clothing, and the other wearing a black-and-white striped shirt — in the area.

Gaithersburg Elementary School and Forest Oak Middle School were placed on lockdown, and Gaithersburg Middle School and Washington Grove Elementary School were instructed to shelter in place shortly after the shooting as police searched the nearby area for the suspects. All schools were cleared to dismiss students just before 4:30 p.m., said Dana Tofig, spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools.

School officials said no one was hurt at either school.

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