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Gunman fires at police responding to call in Maryland from ‘elevated position’

A gunman has opened fire at police responding to a call in Maryland from an “elevated position”, authorities say.

Officers are hunting for the suspect after shots were fired at them in Gaithersburg, Maryland, when they were called out to deal with a “parking hazard.”

Officials say that no officers were hit or injured in the incident, which took place at around 3pm on Tuesday.

Police have asked people in the city of 60,000, which is located north west of Washington DC, to shelter in place while they hunt for the gunman.

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