The victim of a shooting last Friday in Centreville is recovering in the hospital, and Fairfax County police now have two suspects in custody in connection with this incident. Police said the victim is a 20-year-old male.
Around 1:23 p.m. on Feb. 10, police were called to the 5100 block of Woodmere Drive in response to a shooting there at the Westfield Village Apartments. Upon arrival, officers found an adult man with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
He was taken to the hospital with what initially were thought to be life-threatening injuries, but were later downgraded to non-life-threatening. Following the shooting, police said two men wearing black hoodies were seen fleeing the scene of the crime.
According to police spokeswoman, Sgt. Tara Gerhard, “Detectives determined the victim came to the location to meet two males, when an altercation occurred. One of the males shot the victim and left.” She noted, as well, that detectives “do not believe this is a random act.” At press time, no further details about the alleged assailants, nor any charges against them, were available.