Montgomery County police car. Credit: Annabelle Gordon

This post was updated Wednesday at 2:40 p.m. to reflect the identity of the victim and include additional information

A man died after a shooting in White Oak, Silver Spring Tuesday night, according to Montgomery County Police. In a Wednesday news release, police officials revealed the identity of the victim to be 20-year-old Walter Woods of Takoma Park.

According to the police, 3rd district officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials responded to reports of a shooting in the 1800 block of Hampshire Green Lane around 9:02 p.m. 

Police stated they found Woods suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers provided life-saving measures to him until MCFRS officials arrived, according to the release.

Officials said the victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Woods’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Washington, D.C., for an autopsy to officially determine the cause and manner of his death, the MCPD news release stated.


According to the police, there is currently no one in custody in connection with the incident. 

Police said investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. 

Police asked anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-455-TIPS (8477).


Officials stated that a reward of up to $10,000 will be offered for information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest, and that callers could choose to remain anonymous.

This shooting comes after growing concerns over safety around the White Oak area of Silver Spring in recent months. On Feb. 17., a 19-year-old was shot and killed on a Metrobus in White Oak. On Dec. 21, a man was fatally shot at a Wayne Avenue parking garage. On Dec. 8, a fatal shooting of a gas station attendant in White Oak occurred, and a subsequent search of suspect Torrey Moore’s apartment led to police discovering the decomposed remains of a pregnant woman.  

At a community listening session at White Oak in January, many residents in the area had called for increased policing and safety measures in response to the incidents. To increase safety across the county, County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials announced the Late Night Business Safety Plan which aims to establish new rules to increase safety around nighttime businesses in the area.