Man Shot in Apparent Robbery Attempt in Silver Spring

Someone shot a man along Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, in an apparent robbery attempt Monday evening.

The victim was walking toward Dale Drive when someone came up from behind and shot him. The victim managed to walk about a half block before collapsing.

He was taken to a trauma center in critical condition.

It was a random crime, according to Montgomery County Police.

“We have a witness who was with the victim at the time who has been able to provide us with some information about the suspect and what occurred here tonight,” a Montgomery County police officer said.

It's unclear if anything was taken from the victim.

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