Police are investigating an overnight homicide that occurred outside the Residence Inn, located at 8616 Westwood Center Drive. Officers were called to the location around 2 a.m. on Sept. 15 for the report of a person who was shot. They located the victim on the sidewalk and began efforts to resuscitate him; however, he was pronounced dead at the scene with injuries to the upper body.
The deceased has been identified as Gerard Gomez, 16, of the Mount Vernon area.
Police have made an arrest in this case: Jose Alberto Blanco-Calzadilla, 23, of 8625 Woodward Avenue in Alexandria, turned himself into police the same day and was charged with murder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Oktoberfest Returns on Oct. 5
The Vienna Business Association has assumed the responsibility for Oktoberfest 2013 which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5. This will be the sixth anniversary of the Vienna Oktoberfest.
Vienna Oktoberfest 2013 will offer fun for all from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Vienna Town Green. Entertainment has been arranged for the children, food concessions have signed up to deliver great food, the Birgermeister (ceremonial mayor for the Vienna Oktoberfest) has been appointed, the Lone Ranger has agreed to appear and perform, vendors have committed to space, and the local German car dealers have agreed to display selected models.
The event sponsors include: Vienna Paint & Decorating—Platinum Sponsor, Whole Foods, Urban Mattress, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Business Bank, Family Magazine, On the Ave. Marketing, Sandy Spring Bank, The Connection Newspapers and VivaTysons Magazine.
Children’s Activities at Farmers Market
Free activities for children in front of the Vienna Saturday Farmers Market located at 301 Center Street South (Faith Baptist Church parking lots) in Vienna, on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents bring your children to enjoy a Fun with Air Day: including a bouncy house, cotton candy and more. And on Oct. 5, TJ Michaels will be in the market creating balloon artistry for the kids from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information about the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna sponsored market please go to viennafarmersmaret.com
Metro Launches Silver Line Website
Metro has launched a website—www.silverlinemetro.com—for information on the Silver Line. The site will be updated frequently with new service details, destinations and partner information. If you have additions to suggest or links you would like Metro to include, email your comments to email@example.com.