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Teen injured in shooting outside Tropical Smoothie in Lincolnia

Tropical Smoothie Cafe at Pinecrest Plaza in Lincolnia (via Google Maps)

A teen was hospitalized last night (Tuesday) after getting shot outside Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Lincolnia’s Pinecrest Plaza.

Police officers were called to the 6500 block of Little River Turnpike just before 8 p.m. in response to “multiple calls for a shooting,” the Fairfax County Police Department said today in a news release.

Found “a short distance away,” the 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.

Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives determined that the teen and another individual were standing outside Tropical Smoothie (6552 Little River Turnpike, Unit A) when the shooting occurred, according to police.

“Both the victim and subject ran a short distance away and called the police,” the FCPD said. “No additional injuries resulting from the gunfire were reported.”

The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation, but the FCPD says it’s not believed to a random act. Police are seeking additional information or access to home surveillance footage as part of the investigation.

“Anyone with information regarding this shooting to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5,” the department said. “Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – (703)-246-4676, and by web.”

The incident at Pinecrest Plaza was the second shooting that the FCPD reported yesterday. A woman also reportedly arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound shortly before 1 p.m. after a possible shooting at the Fairmont Gardens apartments in Annandale.

Fairfax County saw its first homicide of 2024 on Saturday (Jan. 13) from a stabbing in Annandale that killed a 17-year-old boy. Two other teens were injured in the incident.

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