19-year-old dead, 2 others injured in early morning shooting in Silver Spring

A 19-year-old is dead and multiple others were injured after an early morning shooting in Montgomery County on Wednesday.

The shooting was reported around 4 a.m. in the 100 block of Colony Road in Piney Branch in the Silver Spring area.

Upon arrival, officers initially located three adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Two males were taken to area hospitals in serious but stable condition.

The third male, later identified as Willians Anderson Alberto Cruz, was found in a wooded area suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Montgomery County Police Officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel immediately performed life-saving measures, however, Alberto Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth male victim was located uninjured at the scene.

A preliminary investigation determined that the victims were at the location when they were approached by an unknown number of suspects who began to shoot at the victims.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

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