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Posted on: April 9, 2021

FPD investigating series of firearm discharges in downtown

Public Safety Alert

In recent weeks the Frederick Police Department has received a number of reports of firearm discharges in the W. 6th street area of downtown Frederick. Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries. Detectives are investigating each of these incidents and working to identify those responsible. We have also increased patrols in the area on all shifts. 

We are asking anyone with information to please contact FPD. Those wishing to leave information anonymously can call the Frederick Police Department's tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), send information via email to, or send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477).

As always, please follow these general public safety tips when leaving your house:

  • Be aware and vigilant of your surroundings.
  • Walk with a friend or another person whenever possible.
  • Avoid going out late at night when possible and make smart choices.
  • Know your quickest and safest route to your destination.
  • If you see something suspicious, call 911.

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