Teen Shot on Basketball Court in Old Town

A 17-year-old Alexandria male was shot in the upper body on Tuesday evening on a basketball court in the 300 block of Tancil Court in Old Town, according to police.

“We got there and found a male subject with a gunshot wound and he was transported to a local hospital and suffered non-life threatening injuries,” police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine told ALXnow.

Police were called at 7:18 p.m. after the victim was short in the upper torso, according to police.

The victim was accompanied by other people when he was shot, and the suspect was reportedly not known to them. The suspect fled the scene on foot and no description is available.

Police would not release any more information since the investigation is ongoing.

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