BREAKING: Montgomery County Police Officer Shot
Silver Spring, MD – A Montgomery County police officer was shot at a parking garage in Silver Spring on Monday morning.
Police said that officer was on “a routine patrol” when he called out with disorderly subjects from the top of a parking garage at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive at about 8:49 a.m., WRC reported.
A Montgomery County police spokesman said at a press conference from the scene that responding officers arrived on the top of the parking garage and found the officer suffering from a gunshot wound.
Police radio traffic from the scene showed the first officer to arrive called out a “Signal 13,” indicating an officer was in trouble, and advised that an officer had been shot.
“Shut down everything. Get everybody down here,” the officer told the dispatcher.
The wounded officer was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, WTTG reported.
The police spokesman said the officer’s current condition is unknown.
Citizens have been asked to avoid the area while police look for suspects.
Police said at this time they do not know how many suspects may be involved.
Police have not yet identified the wounded officer. They also have not said whether the officer’s bodycam was activated when he was shot.
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