Two brothers charged in Gaithersburg shooting earlier this month

Two brothers charged in Gaithersburg shooting earlier this month

Two people were injured Oct. 3 in a hotel parking lot

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Gaithersburg police have charged two brothers in a shooting that injured two men in the Homewood Suites by Hilton parking lot earlier this month.

Malik Anderson, 22, and Malcolm Anderson, 20, both of Germantown, have been charged with shooting two men, ages 19 and 21. The Andersons are brothers, Gaithersburg Police Department spokesman Dan Lane told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday.

The victims were shot around 1 a.m. on Oct. 3 in the 800 block of Russell Avenue, police said in a press release. The two men and the shooters were guests at the hotel and one of the victims was attending a party, police said. When party attendees went outside, police said a dispute happened and the two men were shot. Both victims had injuries considered non life-threatening, police said.

Lane said the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Homewood Suites by Hilton. Both victims have been released from the hospital, he said.

Police had charged 21-year-old Joshua Harrison with firing shots at the men immediately after the shooting. 

After further investigation, detectives determined that the Andersons were also involved in the shooting and were arrested on warrants Oct. 12, police said Wednesday.

Lane said Harrison and both Andersons all fired shots at the victims.

Police said the Andersons have both been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm and other firearm-related charges.

Both Andersons are due in court on Nov. 13, according to state court records.

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