PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man was critically injured after a fight escalated into a shooting last night in Woodbridge.
Officers responded to the Elevations One Apartments on Jeffries Road in Woodbridge at 9:11 p.m. on Monday, July 18, to investigate a shooting with injuries. When they arrived, police found a 38-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to an area hospital where his injuries were determined to be life-threatening.
No additional injuries or property damage were reported.
According to police, two groups of people had been involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the altercation, a member of one of the groups brandished a gun before firing a round, striking the man who was later found by police. After the shooting, another member of the same group also brandished a gun.
When police were called, many people left the scene. This included those who had brandished guns as they left the scene in a vehicle. Officers found the suspects’ vehicle a short distance away from the scene but were unable to locate the suspects themselves.
At this time, the incident does not appear to be random.