(Updated at 5:05 p.m. on 4/18/2023) A 14-year-old teenager was shot near the Culmore shopping center.
Scanner traffic indicated that one person sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The boy was transported to a hospital for his injuries, which may be life-threatening, the Fairfax County Police Department said.
Two other teenagers were seen running down Bellview towards Glenmore Drive, according to police.
“Preliminarily, detectives believe that two suspects are known to the victim,” the FCPD said in a news release. “The victim was shot multiple times.”
A dispatcher reported that there were several callers saying they have teenagers “that were shot at but not hit.” An officer on the scene said they had recovered a gun that the person who got shot reportedly “was waving around.”
Police established a perimeter across Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) in the hopes of trapping the suspects. A helicopter was dispatched to the scene. The FCPD advised avoiding the area.
This appears to be the second shooting in the Culmore area this year. Two people were hospitalized after getting shot on Glen Carlyn Drive on Jan. 5.
Officers on scene of a shot person near Bellview Dr & Glen Carlyn Dr. A male was found w/gunshot wounds & taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 2 men seen fleeing the scene. Preliminarily this does not appear to be a random act. Please avoid area. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/DINHBuY3jX
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) April 17, 2023
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