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Gunshot Wound Sends City Man to Hospital

Another resident attacked, knifed.

Alexandria police are still investigating two felonious assaults that occurred last weekend; one from a gun and one from a knife.

On Saturday night at around 10:30, police were called to the 800 block of North Alfred Street where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The 26-year-old city resident was standing in a nearby alley when two men got out of a large four-door sedan. One of the suspects pulled out a hand gun and fired it toward the victim. The victim was transported by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injury.

Police arrested one of the suspects but the shooter is still at large.

MEANWHILE, early on Sunday at approximately 2 a.m. a 21-year-old male city resident was attacked from behind and stabbed several times. This occurred in the 4000 block of Mt. Vernon Ave. near the 24-hour Express store. The victim believes that two men were involved but could not give police a description of either. The victim was taken to the Washington Hospital Center by helicopter where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries. Police are continuing to investigate both incidents.

BOY STRUCK BY SUV

A four-year-old Fairfax County boy was struck by an SUV in the 3900 block of Elbert Avenue at 5 p.m. Sunday. Police said that the SUV, which was driven by a 33-year-old Fairfax County man, was traveling north on Elbert Avenue toward Four Mile Run Road. The driver slowed to a speed below the posted speed limit because he saw that children were playing in the street. The victim darted into the road from between two parked cars and, although the driver of the SUV swerved to try and avoid the child, the car struck him.

The victim was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital by helicopter because of head injuries. According to officials, these injuries have been determined to be non-life threatening. The boy had a broken leg and bruises and is expected to fully recover. No charges have been filed.