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Girl Shot Near Gaithersburg Library, Police Say May Have Been Accidental

A teenage girl is in the hospital after a shooting Friday near the Gaithersburg Library. Police say the incident was not a robbery.

Girl Shot Near Gaithersburg Library, Police Say May Have Been Accidental

A teenage girl was shot Friday near the Gaithersburg Library in what police have called an accident, reports WUSA TV.

Montgomery County Police say a 17-year-old girl was shot and is expected to survive. Officers said the shooting may have been over a jacket but that has yet to be determined. Authorities do not believe the incident was a robbery.

The shooting happened about 1 p.m. at 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue and Christopher Lane.

The teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the TV station.

The library re-opened in January after a major renovation.

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