Detectives are investigating after two people were shot March 22 in the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center. Officers were called to the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza shortly after 11 p.m. for a man who had been shot multiple times. An officer near the shopping center also heard the gunshots and requested immediate help. When the first officers arrived they found a chaotic scene, with approximately 300 people in the parking lot. Additional officers from three surrounding district stations and Virginia State Police responded to contain the incident and disperse the crowds.
Preliminarily, it appears a fight broke out inside one of the businesses that was hosting a private event. The fight moved into the parking lot, where shots were fired. The first victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were considered life-threatening. He is still receiving medical treatment. Around 4:15 in the morning, a juvenile victim showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Detectives determined his injuries also stemmed from the shooting at Brookfield Plaza.
Detectives continue to canvass the businesses and conduct interviews, and are asking for anybody with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-691-2131.
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