Homicide Investigation Underway After Two Shot in McLean

Homicide Investigation Underway After Two Shot in McLean


Veronica Youngblood

A McLean woman is facing a murder charge after a shooting in the 1500 block of Lincoln Circle Sunday, Aug. 5, around 10:15. When officers arrived, they discovered two juvenile victims in an apartment. One victim was taken to the hospital and remains in life-threatening condition. The second victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, 33-year-old Veronica Youngblood, was found in Loudoun County after an acquaintance called police when Youngblood knocked on their front door. With the assistance of Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Youngblood was taken into custody without incident. She was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where she is being held without bond. A firearm, believed to be involved, was recovered when Youngblood was arrested.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the events leading up to the shooting. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy.

Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, police are prohibited from providing information about juvenile victims unless parental consent is provided. This law went into effect on July 1 of last year. It prohibits Virginia law enforcement agencies from directly or indirectly identifying deceased juvenile victims of a crime.