Teens arrested after gunshots heard in Rose Hill McDonald’s

McDonald’s at 5600 Franconia Road in Rose Hill (via Google Maps)

Two teens were arrested yesterday (Tuesday) for allegedly firing a gun inside the bathroom of a McDonald’s near Edison High School.

Fairfax County police responded to the fast-food restaurant at 5600 Franconia Road in Rose Hill for a “suspicious noise” heard around noon, according to scanner traffic on Open MHz. A caller reported that a gun had been fired in the men’s bathroom, and someone “ran out” and got into a black sedan, a dispatcher said.

“No one was injured and several juveniles were seen leaving the business after the sound of the gunshot,” the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release. “A witness provided a description of a vehicle seen leaving the scene.”

An officer reported that a hole was found in the bathroom, per the police scanner.

According to the FCPD, officers were able to “quickly” locate the vehicle and take multiple individuals into custody. An officer said on the scanner that two people and at least one weapon were found in the car.

Some of the individuals involved were identified as students at Edison High School, where another teen returned after the gunshot incident, police said. The teen was located with help from a school resource officer and Fairfax County Public Schools security.

Officers immediately coordinated with the SRO, quickly located the involved juvenile, and took him into custody at 2:11 p.m. Officers worked with FCPS security to review surveillance footage. During this review, the juvenile was seen entering a bathroom. A search of this bathroom discovered a firearm concealed above a ceiling tile.

The teen who allegedly hid the gun has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm on school property. One of the other teens faces chargees of reckless discharge of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing, the FCPD announced.

Police described the ongoing investigation as “fluid.”

“Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the discharge in the McDonalds bathroom,” the police department said.

Photo via Google Maps