Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Police are investigating a report of shots fired in a residential area in the city’s West End on the early morning Sunday, May 24.

Police announced the incident at 2:16 a.m. via Twitter, and arrived at the 100 block of Ellsworth Street to find a number of spent shell casings from a handgun, Alexandria Police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine told ALXnow.

Ballantine said that a number of vehicles were also hit by bullets and that no suspects have been arrested.

The incident occurred a block away from Bishop Ireton High School and within walking distance to the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center on Duke Street.

The most recent call for shots fired occurred on April 11 in the 1000 block of Madison Street in Old Town. Bullets struck a building, and the shooting occurred less than a mile from where a 17-year-old resident was shot on a basketball court on Thursday, April 2. No suspects have been arrested for any of the incidents.

There was also a report of shots fired in March near Taney Avenue Park, which also in the West End. Before that, police responded to two report of shots fired in January, in a S. Reynolds Street Parking Lot.

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