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Notes: Police say ‘subjects detained’ in Monday’s shootings

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Person being arrested after shooting near Braddock Road Metro station (staff photo by James Cullum)

Across just a couple of hours, Alexandria saw two unrelated shootings across town. The Alexandria Police Department says subjects have been “detained” though only one person has been formally arrested.

Police said in a release that in the shots fired incident near the Braddock Road Metro station, two firearms were recovered and police said three subjects were detained. Notably, the release does not say they were arrested and does not call them suspects.

Meanwhile, at the shots fired incident at the Bradlee Shopping Center, one firearm was recovered and one arrest was made.

The full release is below:

On Monday, April 17, 2023, the Alexandria Police Department responded to two separate shots-fired incidents.

There is no ongoing threat to the public, no injuries were reported in connection with either of the incidents, and these incidents are not related.

The first incident was shots fired in the 1200 block of Madison Street. In connection with this incident, APD recovered two firearms and detained three subjects.

The second shots fired incident occurred in the 3600 block of King Street. No injuries were reported, one firearm was recovered, and one arrest was made.

While the investigations are ongoing, APD within hours recovered firearms and detained persons of interest in both incidents.

APD is asking anyone who may have information related to these cases to please call our non-emergency line at 703.746.4444. Tips can be anonymous.

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