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MoCo Headlines: Shooting Probes, School Fliers and Harris Teeter

The week's top Montgomery County news headlines.

 

Catch up on news you might have missed this week including a shooting in Potomac, a fast food chain-inspired campout in Gaithersburg and an NFL player’s homecoming in Germantown.

POTOMAC — Police believe that Sunday's shooting on Victory Lane in Potomac was not a random event. "Detectives spoke with the victim today and believe that the victim was targeted," Montgomery County police said.

GAITHERSBURG — Participants came from near and far hoping to claim the grand prize of free Chick-fil-A for a year, 100 raffle winners and their guests camped out at the new Chick-fil-A in Kentlands Market Square's parking lot from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. .

ROCKVILLE — Gay rights groups are distributing fliers in county schools this week to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students after an organization distributed fliers saying that people can choose not to be gay.

POTOMAC — Victoria Yeutter, , was located Wednesday, thousands of miles from her Potomac home.

GERMANTOWN — A 20-year-old male was shot but was not seriously injured following a shooting Wednesday night at Brandermill Drive and Drumcastle Terrace.

Harris Teeter Eyes Bethesda Location

BETHESDA — Harris Teeter may be the grocery tenant at a planned mixed-used development at Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane, though developers and the grocery chain haven't confirmed the plan.

NFL Player Visits His Old Middle School

GERMANTOWN — Andre Smith may be lithe on the gridiron, but on Thursday, the Chicago Bears tight end found himself cornered by middle schoolers eager for his autograph — after all he used to be a Panther, just like them. Smith spoke and signed autographs at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, where he attended from 2000-02, according to school staff. Smith talked about how the death of his mother inspired him to take his education seriously and encouraged students to work hard.

GAITHERSBURG — A man was struck by a train near Oakmont Avenue on Friday morning. He was transported to the hospital and suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

COLESVILLE — Four computer science students at Springbrook High School were the only high school team to make it to Microsoft Imagine Cup's national finals. Now the young men, who designed a Japanese earthquake-themed game, are re-tooling their submission in hopes of making it to the global competition in Sydney, Australia.

CHEVY CHASE — The Pittsburgh-inspired eatery in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC, celebrates its first anniversary with praise from both local diners and top food critics.

WHEATON — The Montgomery County Council approved a Wheaton redevelopment plan for the county budget in a straw vote earlier this week, but the council's decision upset many people in Wheaton who had supported a proposal backed by the county executive.

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