Fatal Shooting in Gaithersburg

Sunday, May 1, 2011  |  Updated 3:12 PM EDT
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Fatal Shooting in Gaithersburg

Kirk Weddle

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Montgomery County police say a man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Police say the 54-year-old woman pretended to be dead after she was shot in the arm at an apartment in the 400 block of North Summit Avenue on Saturday morning. Then, police say the 42-year old man fatally shot himself.

The woman fled the home and called police. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman was taken to Suburban Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but is expected to survive.
 

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