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Police search for suspects in Wheaton Metro station homicide

Police are still searching for suspects in the homicide investigation.

WHEATON-GLENMONT, Md. — A man is dead after he was shot inside the Wheaton Metro Station Thursday evening. The victim died Friday after he had been hospitalized in critical condition, according to Montgomery County Police. 

Police say the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. 

When first responders arrived, one person was found shot inside the station. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he later died.

Investigators believe an argument on an escalator inside the station led to the shooting. The victim, only identified as an 18-year-old man, was shot on the platform, police said

The search for a suspect is underway. No information regarding a description has been released at this time.

A large police presence was in the area as the investigation continues. 

The Wheaton Metro station was closed for several hours for the shooting investigation. Metro says the station reopened just after midnight on Friday.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-455-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those involved. 

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