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FCPD takes person into custody after shooting in Mount Vernon

Fairfax County police car lights (file photo)

(Updated at 8:15 p.m. on 12/1/2022) A man was found shot outside The Landings I apartments in Mount Vernon Tuesday (Nov. 29) afternoon.

Officers were called to the 8500 block of Hyman Way near Richmond Highway for a shooting at 3:27 p.m. and found an adult man in the parking lot with gunshot wounds to his upper body, the Fairfax County Police Department said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries initially considered life-threatening, though his status was upgraded upon his arrival at the hospital, according to police.

The FCPD said at 4:05 p.m. that a person of interest had been taken into custody. Police determined that the shooting had occurred inside an apartment near the parking lot.

“Officers took a person of interest into custody and located a firearm,” the police department told FFXnow. “The person of interest and the victim are known to each other. Detectives continue to investigate to determine the circumstances that led up to the shooting.”

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