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Police look for shooters in two Woodbridge incidents

Shooting Investigation – On Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11:15PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to investigate a shooting reported to have occurred in the 7000 block of Lakota Dr. in Woodbridge (22192) earlier that evening. The victim, a 25-year-old man, reported to police that he arranged to sell marijuana to an unknown person via a social media app. The investigation revealed the victim and a 19-year-old female acquaintance were in the area to conduct the transaction.

During the encounter, the victim observed two unknown men approach the rear of the vehicle brandishing firearms. The victim and the acquaintance quickly drove out of the area as the suspects began firing rounds towards them. At some point the victim was struck by one of the rounds and was driven to an area hospital where police were contacted. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. While canvassing the above area, officers located spent shell casings on the ground. No additional injuries or property damage were reported.

Shooting Investigation – Prince William County Police officers responded to the 1400 block of Cottonwood Ct. in Woodbridge (22191)on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at 8:29PM, to investigate a shots fired call. The investigation revealed that two groups of people were near the above area when gunfire was exchanged.

Some of the people from one of the groups ran to a nearby residence and contacted the police, while other individuals fled in a light-colored vehicle prior to police arriving in the area. No injuries were reported. While canvassing officers located two unoccupied vehicles that sustained damage consistent with being struck by projectiles. This incident does not appear random.

The investigation continues, according to Master Police Officer Renee Carr, public information officer.

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