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K-9 unit called to assist police in looking for shooting suspects in Woodbridge

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Shooting Investigation –
On Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at 10:43PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the Riverside Station Apartments located in the 14000 block of Big Crest Ln in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate initial reports of a fight. While officers were responding, additional information received indicated shots were fired.

When the police officers arrived in the area, they located a 24-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Officers rendered immediate first aid to the man before rescue personnel arrived and transported him to an area hospital for further treatment. The man’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

According to First Sgt. Jonathan Perok, public information officer, the preliminary investigation revealed that an altercation took place in the parking lot of the complex between a group of individuals. During the encounter, shots were fired before the group dispersed. A police K-9 responded to search for other parties involved. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents in this report is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703.792.7000 or submit a webtip to: pwcva.gov/policetip.

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