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A gas station attendant was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in the White Oak area of Silver Spring, police said in a news release Thursday evening.

The man was shot at the Shell station where he was employed, at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Lockwood Drive, a block from Columbia Pike.

Officers from the 3rd District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services responded to reports of shots fired at the station around 3 p.m., police stated.

There, officials found the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, the MCPD stated; he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are investigating and have made no arrests, they said.

The police department said it would release more information as it became available.

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