Cicadas made the only sound overnight on a residential street in Germantown — and then people began shooting at each other.
A shootout between several people at 1:45 a.m. June 5 left multiple homes and cars hit by bullets, Montgomery County police said Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
Home security camera footage shows about eight people walking near Mill Pond Terrace and Mill Pond Court. Houses have their porch lights on, and cars are parked in driveways and on the street.
As the people on video walk, they apparently encounter someone off camera. A few members of the group step backward.
Suddenly, someone in the street opens fire. Many shots ring out and people run. One person can be seen ducking behind an SUV parked in someone’s driveway while shooting.
Residents in the area reported that there was a large party at a home in the area that evening, but it's unknown if the shooting is related to that party, police said.
Investigators are asking homeowners in the area to review their surveillance camera footage from the night of June 5 and call police if they find anything pertinent to the investigation.
Anyone with information can call 5th District investigators at: 240-773-6245. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.
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