Van Driver Shot at While Driving on Route 200 in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – The driver of a van was grazed in the face by a bullet after his vehicle was struck multiple times by occupants of a black sedan with their headlights off.

According to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department, at 12:51 a.m., Monday morning MDTA Police Dispatch received a call for a vehicle traveling westbound on the ICC/MD 200 that had been possibly struck by gunfire.

“Responding officers located a gold 2007 Toyota Sienna van stopped prior to Exit 3 (Shady Grove Road).An initial investigation indicates the driver of the Toyota van was traveling westbound on the ICC/MD 200 when he reportedly observed another vehicle pulled alongside the passenger side of his van,” the agency said in a release. “The second vehicle was described as a black sedan that was being driven without headlights on. The driver of the van reported hearing a loud noise and seeing a flash from the black sedan. A passenger in the second row of the van indicated they had been struck by something. The driver of the van continued a short distance before pulling over and contacting police.”

Responding officers identified evidence suggesting the van had been struck by gunfire once in the passenger-side sliding back door, and the second-row passenger was grazed on the chin. Personnel from the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service responded as a precaution, but the passenger was not transported to a hospital.