One dead, one injured in shooting at Silver Spring apartment complex


SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting in Silver Spring that killed one man and injured another.

MPD responded to the Enclave Apartments on the 11,000 block of Oak Leaf Drive on Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. for multiple reports of shots fired.

They found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside of the apartment building and both were transported to local hospitals.

One of the victims was later pronounced dead and there is no update on the current status of the second victim.

There are no suspects currently in custody and anyone with information about this homicide is urged to call Montgomery County Police.

UPDATE: The deceased victim is identified as 25-year-old Patrick Davion Gafford, of an unconfirmed address, that occurred inside an apartment complex located in the 11200 block of Oak Leaf Drive in White Oak.

Police found Gafford and a second male suffering from gunshot wounds were located inside the apartment building and officers provided emergency care until Fire Rescue arrived.  The victims were taken to an area hospital. Gafford later succumbed to his injuries.  

The investigation remains active and additional updates will be provided once information has been confirmed.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information about Gafford’s death to please call the Major Crimes Division at (240)773-5070 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online or via the P3 Tips app.

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