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Guns fired into and at occupied vehicles; one victim went to hospital

Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle –
On Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:13PM, Prince William County police officers responded to investigate a shooting that was reported to have occurred in the 13300 block of Old Delaney Rd. in Woodbridge (22192) earlier that evening.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, reported to police that while he and other acquaintances were inside a vehicle in the above area, rounds were fired towards their vehicle. During the shooting, the victim and the vehicle were struck.

The acquaintances took the victim to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where police were notified. No additional injuries or property damage were reported. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating the incident to determine what led up to the shooting. No suspect is in custody at this time. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle – On Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:58AM, officers responded to the Waffle House located at 17137 Dumfries Rd. in Dumfries (22025) to investigate an initial report of a gunshot being heard. When officers initially arrived at the location, no evidence of shooting was found, and no victims were located.

Later that morning, a victim, identified as 27-year-old woman, called to report that damage was discovered to her vehicle after she arrived at her home in Alexandria. The victim advised officers over the phone that the damage was reportedly consistent with a projectile ricochet strike. Pictures were provided to officers to confirm there was damage.

The investigation revealed that the victim and three other acquaintances arrived at the restaurant where they observed other known parties in the parking lot. The victim and the other acquaintances opted to leave the parking lot when a gunshot was heard. No injuries were reported, and the damage was not initially discovered until later—prompting the police investigation. The shooter was not seen by the victim or the other occupants of the vehicle.

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