A portion of Interstate 270 in Frederick County was briefly shut down Monday night by a large group of motorcyclists and reports of shots being fired, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

State police at the Frederick Barrack received a call at about 8:30 p.m. from someone who reported hearing the sound of multiple shots being fired on I-270 near Dr. Perry Road, according to the release. The caller said the shots had been fired while a group of motorcyclists were doing stunts and burnouts on the highway.

Troopers responding to the area saw a group of motorcycles leave the highway and enter the park and ride at Md. 80, the release said. But when the first trooper entered the park and ride, the group fled the area.

Following a brief investigation, state police believe a group of about 50 people riding sport motorcycles had closed the section of I-270. Troopers found spent shell casings along the road but have no additional information about who fired the shots and found no evidence that anything had been struck by the shots, according to the release.

State police are asking that if anyone has information about the motorcycles or motorcycle operators involved, or information about who fired the shots, to call Maryland State Police at the Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4150. Callers may remain anonymous.

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I thought that I heard gun shots off of Schifferstadt Blvd. last night at around 10:30 p.m.


Gang bangers from the city making trouble. Probably on stolen bikes


From which city? You know this, or you assume this?


This story reminds me of a campaign promise from many years ago.....Remember back when Trumpkins promised to “go after the gangs”?


Off topic. What does this story have to do with gangs? How did that info you had on the Pagans work out last time? I don't think they ride Ducati's.


Pb is trying to introduce the word "gang(s)" into the conversation so that she can make one of her many useless jabs at the sheriff. One that's she's repeated over and over and over again. She's always threatening to report people for picking on her, maybe I'll report her for violating rule # 8. Anyhow, yeah, her little "theory" about the Pagans being involved at Cactus Flats sure blew up in her face. [lol]


Obviously punks on rice burners, Harley riders don't behave like this.


You've got that right, CD. Harley riders are generally more mature and interested in living to ride another day. These idiots on the crotch rockets think they are invincible plus they know that the likelihood of them getting caught is slim to none.



Yeah, I remember the story of Shaun Matlock and "Hold it Big" film productions. His name was on the back of his helmet as he wizzed by us on a wheelie doing about 70 mph. Mrs. Gabriel remarked "he is going to kill somebody, or himself". Sure enough, two weeks later he ran into the back of a tow truck on 340, riding a wheelie...without pants. What a way to go.


Helps cleanse the gene pool.[lol][ninja]


Hell yeah those crotch rocket punks think they are invincible. I remember about 20 years ago, during one of the annual bike rallies in Myrtle Beach, one of those morons was showing off on Ocean Blvd., the main drag through town, The cops were monitoring speeds and said they clocked him at 110 MPH right before he hit the utility pole. They also said there wasn't too much of him left to clean up.


Too bad. The young make good organ donors. [ninja]


Harley riders like to get together in large numbers and sneeze on everybody.


Bicycle riders like to get together in large numbers and block vehicular traffic.


Had about 10 of these fly by my car going 70+ on Jefferson Ave. on Sunday, near the on ramp for 15. Check Market street between 3rd and 4th on Sunday afternoon/evenings revving their engines and doing burnouts. Been going on for years now and haven't once seen anyone cited/approached by FPD.


It's simple, they flee from every traffic stop and PD's can not chase them for minor traffic violations. So what would you like them to do?


You know, I live in Ballenger Creek and what I thought that I've been hearing sounded like people sitting off fire works. But when I looked out the window I saw nothing, but have been hearing this. People beware of evenings out and after dark! So, this is what I been hearing and not something else (fire works).

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Freudian slip there Pb? Was this a "gang-related" incident? The 1%-ers on sport bikes?

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Are you privy to information not disclosed in the article?

Greg F

See these idiots going up and down road over 100mph and doing wheelies, weaving in and out....do a search of registrations of twenty somethings with sport bikes and there you’ll find them. Compare surveillance videos. Most remove their tags or cover them when pulling their shenanigans.

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