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Montgomery Village shootings lead to 19-year-old's arrest

Montgomery County detectives have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with a Wednesday night double shooting in Montgomery Village.

Richard Anthony Ortiz, of the 9300 block of Bremerton Way in Montgomery Village, was charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of reckless endangerment, police said. He was being held Thursday in a county jail on a $2.5 million bond, police said.

Ortiz. (Montgomery Police)

Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 19900 block of Spur Hill Drive after a report that a man had been shot. They found a 23-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound, and also found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

Both victims were take to a local trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation shows that Ortiz and the victims were involved in an altercation that concluded with the two victims being shot, police said.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  May 20, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Updates  
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The incident occured last night, Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Not Thursday.

Posted by: gormleyk | May 20, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Ortiz? He is legal?

Posted by: wjc1va | May 20, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

The moustache on his upper lip is very stylish and it makes him look a lot older, though his cell-mate might not like that.

Posted by: kenk3 | May 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: smm252 | May 21, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

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