Update to Shooting Incidents
Major Crimes Detectives continue to investigate three shootings that have occurred over the past 36 hours. To provide transparency to our community and to highlight the exhaustive work of our officers, crime scene technicians, and detectives, we would like to provide you updates on the following cases:
- On Nov. 10 at 9:41 p.m. officers from our Franconia District Station responded to a shooting at the Motel 6 at 6868 Springfield Boulevard in Springfield and found a juvenile boy deceased. https://fcpdnews.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/springfield-motel-homicde-investigation-underway/
- On Nov. 11 at 11:45 a.m. officers from our West Springfield District Station responded to the 10300 block of Steamboat Landing Lane in Burke for a reported shooting. Upon their arrival they found a 17-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized. An 18-year-old man, known to the victim, was also in the home and is cooperating with detectives. There is no ongoing threat to public safety.
- On Nov. 11 at 8:51 p.m. officers from our Franconia District Station responded to a shooting at the Sharpshooters Range at 8194M Terminal Road in Lorton. Officers located two adult men suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. Both men were taken to the hospital. One man was determined to have injuries that were considered to be life threatening, both remain hospitalized. Preliminarily, it is believed that the shooting was domestic-related and there is no ongoing threat to public safety.
Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure appropriate resources and assistance are provided.
Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Commander of Major Crimes stated, “All three of these cases remain under active investigation and our team of detectives are working extra hours to methodically examine evidence and interview all witnesses. I am deeply appreciative of all they have done on each of these important cases and the others they are assigned. The women and men of the Fairfax County Police Department work tirelessly to safeguard our community against any act of violence as we recognize how detrimental they are to the stability of our community.”
Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.
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