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Gaithersburg pedestrian accident: Two struck, one killed

The alleged striking vehicle - a black Honda Civic - was located nearby with damage consistent with the crash. The driver is still at-large.

Police are looking for the driver who struck two pedestrians in Gaithersburg, killing a 34-year-old man and{ }injuring his older brother.{ }

Montgomery County Police say two{ }men were hit just after 1 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Avalon School on West Diamond Avenue.

Police believe it may not have been an accident and are now investigating this as a homicide. Sources tell ABC7 the incident may have been drug related.

Police say{ }a 34-year-old man died. The other victim, who is also 34, told police he and his brother were given a ride by{ }people in a black Honda Civic earlier Wednesday morning.

The man{ }told police he and his brother were dropped off near the Gaitherstown Plaza at Route 355 and Chestnut Street and, as they{ }were walking west on West Diamond Avenue, they were struck by{ }the same{ }black Honda Civic that they had being riding in moments earlier.

Police say the striking vehicle was located at a nearby shopping center with damage consistent with the crash,{ }but{ }the driver is{ }still on the loose.

The surviving brother was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victims has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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