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Neighbors on edge after teen girl shot during underage party in Silver Spring

Police say the victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

WHITE OAK, Md. — A teenage girl is recovering after police say she was shot outside the White Oak Apartment complex in Silver Spring Friday night.

At 10 p.m., officers with the Montgomery County Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 11400 block of Stewart Lane.

Multiple witnesses tell WUSA9 that a dark colored Honda sedan drove up to the apartment complex with its headlights off. They say the people inside the car started shooting at the crowd that gathered outside for a underage party. 

Officers recovered about 30 shell casings at the crime scene from a handgun or a high-powered rifle. 

Neighbors told WUSA9 that they are surprised more people were not injured. 

Montgomery County Police say the 16-year-old girl was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Several cars were left with multiple bullet holes and shattered windows.

Cell phone video shared by a resident shows the chaos that ensued afterwards. Witnesses say teenagers starting running away from the scene as Montgomery County Police and rescuers were arriving.

 "We are sick and tired of living in the area," a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous told WUSA9. He says he has not slept since the incident. 

"I have five children. Two security for this complex would be better. We pay $1,400 to $2,000 for a two bedroom, they can hire security," he added. 

Neighbors say there is a constant loitering issue in the area where the shooting took place. 

Montgomery County Police say three or four people were in the car at the time of the shooting. 

Detectives are asking for anyone who was at the party and might have cell phone video to contact the Third District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the suspects involved is asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.  

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