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Police say West End shooting incidents last Saturday are likely related

Police believe that two gunfire incidents on Saturday, April 15, between the occupants of two vehicles at these locations are related (via Google Maps)

(Updated 1:30 p.m.) No suspects were arrested after two related incidents of gunfire from a chase between two vehicles in the West End last Saturday night (April 15).

The first incident occurred at 7:58 p.m. at Braddock Road and North Van Dorn Street, in the underpass below Interstate 395. Police said on the scanner that a black SUV was involved in a gunfight with another vehicle.

Nine minutes later, at 8:07 p.m., the same vehicles were observed firing at each other again — this time three miles away and in front of the U.S. Post Office at 2226 Duke Street.

Alexandria Police said that it’s likely that the incidents are related, and that no injuries were reported.

“Currently this incident is an active investigation, so there is limited information available however there were two different locations with weapon violations, and no injuries were reported in connection with this incident and no vehicles to recover,” APD spokesman Marcel Bassett told ALXnow. “There is reason to believe that both shots fired incidents are related.”

There were a number of gunfire-related incidents this week in Alexandria, with three incidents reported on Monday, April 19. On Tuesday, Police Chief Don Hayes that patrols through violent areas will increase and that the department will work to reduce crime with community events.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s incidents can contact the Alexandria Police Department non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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