Shooting outside party in Springfield strip mall leaves two injured, police say – Washington Post

Shooting outside party in Springfield strip mall leaves two injured, police say - Washington Post

1 critically injured, another wounded in shooting outside Springfield strip mall

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock According to Fairfax County police, officers were called to the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza around 11 p.m. for a man who had been shot several times. Police described the scene as “chaotic,” as hundreds of people crowded the parking lot. Two people ended up in the hospital after a shooting near the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center in Springfield, Virginia, Friday night.

According to Fairfax County police, officers were called to the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza around 11 p.m. for a man who had been shot several times. Police described the scene as “chaotic,” as hundreds of people crowded the parking lot. The man was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, a second victim reportedly showed up to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Detectives determined his injuries also stemmed from the shooting at Brookfield Plaza.

Around 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, a man was admitted to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound in his leg. Police determined the injury came from the shooting in the Brookfield Plaza parking lot.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed that an argument broke out at a private event held by one of the businesses in the mall, and the fight continued into the parking lot where the shots were fired.

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (ABC7) — Two people have been hospitalized following a late-night shooting on Friday in the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center.

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Police believe a fight broke out inside one of the businesses that was hosting a private event. The fight then moved to a parking lot, where shots were fired.

Two people were shot and wounded outside a Northern Virginia shopping center late Friday night, and officers found a chaotic scene of more than 300 people when they arrived.

Shortly after 11 p.m., officers responded to the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza for a man who had been shot multiple times.

The incident happened in the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center in the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza in Springfield, according to Fairfax County Police.

Police believe one of the businesses in the shopping center was hosting a private event Friday night when a fight broke out inside. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, where two people were shot, although police only encountered one victim that night.

Fairfax County Police were called shortly after 11 p.m. for a man who had been shot multiple times. An officer nearby also heard the gunshots and requested help.

Officers from three surrounding district stations and Virginia State Police also responded to manage the scene and get the crowds to disperse, police said. 

The first victim was found at the scene and taken to a local hospital with injuries considered life-threatening. He was still receiving medical treatment as of Saturday morning.

Police did not learn about the second victim, a juvenile, until early Saturday morning when he went to at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg about 4:15 a.m. 

Detectives are asking for anybody with information to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-691-2131. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit a tip online at FairfaxCrimesolvers.org or text their tip to CRIMES (274637) by texting “TIP187” plus their message.


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