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Police: Child shot in Lincolnia, suspects seen driving away

Fairfax County police car (file photo)

A child was shot in the Lincolnia Hills neighborhood this afternoon (Tuesday), police say.

Police are looking for “multiple suspects” who were seen driving away from the 4600 block of North Chambliss Street in a white BMW, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

A man called 911 around 4:19 p.m. to report that his 12-year-old son had been shot by “a group of young boys” who then “went running,” a dispatcher said, according to the police scanner on Open MHz.

An officer told the dispatcher that he spoke with a neighbor who said “several subjects jumped into a white sedan” that drove off in an unknown direction.

The child was shot in the lower body and taken to a hospital, according to the FCPD, which says his injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

Hat tip to Alan Henney