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Police: Shots fired at Maryland officers responding to call

April 14, 2021 GMT

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Someone fired a gunshot at two Maryland police officers Wednesday in Montgomery County, authorities said. No one was injured.

Police flooded into an area of Gaithersburg after several officers reported being shot at from a “high elevation,” news outlets reported.

Gaithersburg police chief Mark Sroka said when officers arrived in response to a parking complaint, they found a vehicle blocking the entryway to an apartment complex. As the officers investigated the driver, a gunshot rang out from the top-floor balcony of a nearby building, forcing them to take cover, Sroka said.


Officer Dan Lane, a spokesman for the Gaithersburg Police Department, said officers set up a perimeter around the scene and were asking motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area. Lane said SWAT officers also were working the scene.

All athletic events at Gaithersburg High School were canceled, including a scheduled soccer game.