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Police Investigate Double Shooting as Murder Suicide in Gaithersburg

police investigationUPDATED Montgomery County police are investigating two shootings that occurred last night in a Gaithersburg parking garage as a murder suicide.

According to police, on June 15 at approximately 11:20 p.m., officers working in the area of Girard Street and Allied Place heard gunshots. Officers entered the parking garage in the 500 block of Raven Avenue and discovered a 38-year-old Gaithersburg man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Fire/Rescue personnel transported the man to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.

While officers and Fire/Rescue units rendered aid to the man in the parking garage, other officers made contact with a 39-year-old Gaithersburg woman who appeared to be hiding between parked cars in the same parking garage. Police said the woman, who was armed with a handgun, shot herself. She was also transported by Fire/Rescue to a hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police said their preliminary investigation indicates that the woman may have shot the male victim and then shot herself. Police believe that the man and woman were married but may have been separated.

Detectives have identified the victims in this case as David Lee Reid Jr., 38-years-old of the 400 block of Allied Place in Gaithersburg and Michelle Rena Reid, 39-years-old, of the 200 block of Spectrum Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Detectives continue to investigate these two deaths and are asking anyone with information relating to this event or the two victims to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Callers may remain anonymous.


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