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Police investigating fatal juvenile shooting

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the death of a 16-year-old male after he was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound on Saturday, Dec. 11.

According to a press release, there is no threat to public safety and this is being investigated as an isolated incident.”

“The Alexandria Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a call for service made approximately at 11:58 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in which a juvenile arrived at Inova Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper leg,” the police department said. “While at the hospital the 16-year-old juvenile succumbed to his injury.”

The police department said that because a juvenile was involved, the department refrains from disclosing personal information.

“The investigation remains ongoing,” the press release said. “Any witnesses or individuals with information about this incident are asked to contact Detective Ryan Clinch by phone at 703 597 6355, email at  [email protected] or call APD’s non-emergency number at 703 746 4444.”