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Police are investigating a domestic-related murder-suicide incident that left two Gaithersburg residents dead in a nearby parking garage.

Michelle Rena Reid, 39, of Spectrum Avenue, is believed to have fatally shot David Lee Reid Jr., 38, of Allied Place, before killing herself Sunday night.

At around 11:20 p.m., officers patrolling near Girard Street and Allied Place heard gunshots, according to a police news release. The officers entered the garage in the 500 block of Raven Avenue and found David Lee Reid Jr. suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Fire and rescue personnel took him to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

While police and paramedics tried to save him in the garage, other officers noticed a woman hiding between parked cars in the structure, the release said. The woman, Michelle Rena Reid, then shot herself with a handgun. She was also taken to a nearby hospital where she died.

Police believe the two were married but may have been separated.

Anyone with information relating to the event or the two victims is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Callers can remain anonymous.



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