2021 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Man in stable condition after reported shooting in Silver Spring

Shots also fired the previous day; police think incidents are related

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This story was updated at 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2021, to include the latest information on the condition of the victim

A 35-year-old man was injured after a reported shooting in downtown Silver Spring, Montgomery County police said on Sunday.

Officers were called to the 8300 block of Fenton Street for a reported shooting around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, police said in a press release.

Officers found the man with “apparent gunshot wounds” and administered lifesaving measures until Fire & Rescue crews arrived.

The man was taken to a hospital and was initially listed in critical condition. As of Monday evening he was listed in stable condition, Carlos Cortes-Vazquez, a police spokesman, wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat.

Officers also got a call for shots fired in the same area of Fenton Street around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, police said. When officers arrived, they found multiple homes, businesses and vehicles struck by “numerous rounds of ammunition.”

No one was injured on Saturday, police said.

Police said they think the two reported shootings in Silver Spring are related.

Police are asking home and business owners in the area to review any surveillance footage they might have, and for anyone with information to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6870.

No new information was available Monday morning.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com