Update 10:25 p.m. — Police said earlier that it was believed that the owner of the car shot the suspects, but police said later that the incident is still under investigation.
“The only thing we have is it is an ongoing investigation,” said Alexandria Police Department Communications Director Courtney Ballantine. “We are still reviewing all the evidence which includes video to determine what happened. Any further updates will be coming as soon as possible.”
Earlier — The Alexandria Police Department is responding to a shooting at an Exxon station (2320 Richmond Highway) in Potomac Yard.
According to scanner traffic, there were two victims in a car with gunshot wounds. One was killed at the scene and another was transported to a hospital.
Alexandria Police spokesman Marcel Bassett told ALXnow that one person was dead on arrival.
“We believe the shooting was due to a carjacking,” Bassett said. “We believe the owner of the car shot the suspects.”
Notification:: There is a heavy police presence in the 2300 block of Richmond Highway. This is in response to a shooting that occurred that left one deceased and another injured. There is believed to be no threat to the public in connection with this incident. pic.twitter.com/xHnOLehzlA
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) May 13, 2022
Witnesses told ALXnow they saw two people, both in dark clothing with their faces partially covered, flee the scene heading south. One witness said they heard between seven and nine shots.
“There was a shooting here,” Chief Don Hayes said. “We have one deceased, one en route to the hospital, and we are looking for two suspects. That’s all I can give you at this time.”
Multiple people reported seeing someone arrested outside of George Washington Middle School after the incident, but Alexandria police would not confirm.
Vernon Miles and James Cullum contributed to this story. Image via Google Maps
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