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Two group exchange gunfire at housing complex in Woodbridge; child, 9, grazed by bullet

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:15 p.m., Prince William County Police officers responded to the Riverwood Apartments located in the 2700 block of Yosocomico Ln. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate an initial report of shots fired. Residents reported to police that gunshots were heard before parties dispersed, leaving the area on foot and in vehicles.

The investigation revealed that a group of people were near a shed on George Page Pl. when gunfire was exchanged with another group of people who were near the playground on Yosocomico Ln. Both groups dispersed following the gunshots, including one suspect who was observed walking away while carrying a firearm.

Master Police Officer Renee Carr, public information officer for the Prince William Police Department, reported that while investigating, officers were informed that a round entered an occupied residence, grazing a 9-year-old girl. Rescue personnel responded and treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries.

While canvassing the area, officers located an unoccupied parked car and a tree that sustained damage consistent with being struck by projectiles. Multiple shell casings were located in the above areas where the groups were observed.

No additional injuries or property damage were reported.

Suspect Description:
A black male, approximately 5’9”, 175lbs. Last seen wearing a white muscle-style shirt, dark colored jeans, and carrying a firearm.

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