News

Police: Two hospitalized by separate shootings in Reston and Groveton

Fairfax County police car (file photo)

(Updated at 3:55 p.m.) A shooting in a parking lot near Isaac Newtown Square and Wiehle Avenue in Reston left one individual hospitalized with life-threatening injures last night (Tuesday).

Police believe the individual was shot in an act that does not appear to be random, authorities wrote in a social media post.

“The victim remains hospitalized and there are no apparent threats to the community,” police said.

Though it wasn’t publicized until nearly 2 a.m. today, officers were called to the 1900 block of Isaac Newton Square for the shooting at 11:42 p.m. yesterday, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release.

Police believe the shooting occurred inside the victim’s vehicle, according to the release.

That shooting took place just minutes before officers were summoned to a different shooting in the 6300 block of South Kings Highway in Groveton, the FCPD said.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found an adult man who had been shot in the lower body, according to police. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he remains, as of this afternoon.

“Detectives believe the shooting occurred after a verbal argument and continue to investigate to identify a suspect involved,” the FCPD said.

Police said they continue to investigate both incidents.