No one was injured after gunfire damaged a business and an apartment building in the Braddock area on Wednesday evening.
Alexandria Police said that the incident occurred at around 6:35 p.m. Multiple shell casings were recovered in the 800 block of N. Henry Street in Old Town North and no suspects have been arrested.
“Detectives are actively following leads in this ongoing investigation,” police said in a news release. “Anyone with video or information about the incident is urged to contact Investigator Matthew Barnickle at [email protected] or call the police non-emergency line at 703-746-4444.”
Callers can remain anonymous.
Last month, police reported success in combating a surge in shots fired incidents.
ALERT:: APD is investigating a call for service for shots fired in the 800 blk of N Henry St around 6:35pm. Damage reported. Shell casings were recovered. No lookout. Expect police activity in the area. Anyone with information is urged to call the non-emergency line 703.746.4444.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) July 21, 2021
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