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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in West End fistfight

A man suffered life-threatening injuries during a fistfight in the parking lot of the Van Dorn Station Shopping Center, Nov. 11, 2023 (via Google Maps)

The Alexandria Police Department (APD) is investigating a felonious assault in a S. Van Dorn Street parking lot.

A 27-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries during a fistfight in Alexandria’s West End on Saturday night, according to APD. APD said today (Wednesday) that the incident is being investigated as a felonious assault.

Police were called at around 9:15 p.m. for a fistfight between an “unknown number of subjects physically fighting” in the parking lot of the Van Dorn Station Shopping Center in the 500 block of S. Van Dorn Street, according to the police scanner.

APD found the victim on the ground at the scene, and reported via dispatch that he was hit in the face and had a head injury. The department later said via Twitter that the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

ALXnow has reached out to APD for comment on the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.

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