Armed carjacking and shooting in Bel Pre area

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department 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 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.

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.



-- News release from Montgomery County Police