Someone was shot and killed about two blocks down from where I work. They think it might be the same person who shot and killed a man at a local supermarket yesterday. I hope they get whomever would do something like this. My condolences go out to the people affected by this.
5 people have been killed in the county that I live since 6pm last night. The supermarket shooting last night, a man mowing his lawn, a cabbie filling up at a gas station, a woman at post office in Leisure World, and the shooting down the street at a Shell station.
Aparently the person or persons doing this is driving a white Izusu box truck, with small back lettering on the side and damage to the liftgate. It’s possible that two people and high powered rifles are involved. Montgomery county schools are on lockdown.
I’ve never seen a local news anchor on a phone/radio while on the air, it’s a little eerie.
The WGAL Channel (This seems to be correct and current as of 11:04am):
Police in Montgomery County, Md., are trying to determine if they have a shooting spree on their hands.
Montgomery County police spokeswoman Capt. Nancy Demme told reporters that there is “an ongoing crime (spree) that we have not experienced before.”
Demme said starting Wednesday night about 5:20, there was a shot fired at the Northgate Shopping Center, but no one was hit. Then less than an hour later in the parking lot of a Shoppers Food Warehouse in Wheaton, Md., Demme said, another shot was fired, killing a 55-year-old man.
Then at 7:41 Thursday morning, in the 1100 block of Rockville Pike, in Rockville, Demme said a Hispanic male operating a lawn mower was shot and killed and at 8:12 at the Mobile gas station at Aspen Hill Road and Connecticut Avenue, also in Rockville, a man was pumping gas when he was shot and killed.
Demme said at 8:37 a.m. a Hispanic woman was shot and killed while sitting on a bench outside a post office in the 3700 block of Rossmore Boulevard in Silver Spring.
Demme said as she was preparing to update reporters, another shooting was reported at Connecticut Avenue and Knowles Street at a Shell gas station, and a person there is also dead.
Montgomery County schools have locked down all of their schools and have gone to a code blue emergency procedure. All doors have been locked. There are no field trips allowed, and students are not allowed to leave the campuses for lunch.
Police said they are looking for two men in a Isuzu type vehicle, a box truck with black lettering on it with damage to the tailgate.
It happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. The post office is next to the Leisure World retirement community in the 3700 block of Rossmoor Boulevard.
Police say it does not appear to be a suicide, and for now they are calling it a “suspicious death.”
They are not saying anything about the age or gender of the victim. But County fire spokesman Pete Piringer says the victim was an adult woman. He says she was shot in the head and was dead at the scene.
WBAL has some more coverage. Of course, coverage is spotty and two reports often contradict each other.
Police in Montgomery County, Md., are at the scene of two shooting deaths this morning that happened about 30 minutes apart.
The first shooting happened at a Mobil gas station at Connecticut Avenue and Aspen Hill Road, in Rockville. Police said a man has killed at that location.
The second shooting occurred about a mile away from the gas station in the 3700 block of Rossmore Boulevard in Silver Spring. Police said a woman was killed at that location.
Authorities said they do not know if the shootings are related.