They wanted to look for a suspect after being shot near police in Gaithersburg


They are looking for a gun in Gaithersburg, Maryland, after police said they opened fire on officers on Wednesday.

They are looking for a gun in Gaithersburg, Maryland, after police said they opened fire on officers on Wednesday.

Around 3 p.m., Montgomery County Police said two officers responded to a parking complaint in a residential area on North Peak Avenue near the Lakeforest Mall.

Chief of Police Mark Sroka, Gaithersburg, said when officers arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle that blocked the entrance to a housing estate. Officers suspected he might be under the influence of the driver.

As officers searched for the driver, a shot was heard from the top-floor balcony of a nearby building, forcing them to cover.

No injuries occurred.

Gaithersburg police advised residents to flee their place while the suspect’s search continued. Sroka said the on-site shelter was limited to the 300 block of North Summit Avenue. According to police, he was released.

All sporting events at Gaithersburg High School have been canceled, including the planned football match.

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