Wagswoofs – A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) for his involvement in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Hybla Valley, as per DC News Now.
According to authorities, a call was received at approximately 5:00 p.m. regarding a gunshot victim in the 7400 block of Vernon Square Drive. Police promptly responded to the scene.
Upon arriving at the location, authorities discovered a 19-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to the hospital for medical attention, although fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening.
According to FCPD, a 14-year-old boy approached the victim as he was walking towards a nearby apartment. The perpetrator then pulled out a gun and shot the victim.
Fortunately, no one was injured when a nearby home was struck during the incident. The suspect, who is only 14 years old, fled the scene. Authorities have reason to believe that this was not a random act of violence.
After conducting a thorough search of the vicinity, law enforcement officials were unable to locate the suspect. However, they were able to identify the individual in question and subsequently reached out to his mother for further information.
Upon the officers’ arrival, the teen was nowhere to be found at home. However, later that evening, the suspect was brought to the Mount Vernon Police Station by the mother.
Charges of Malicious Wounding and the use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony have been filed against the 14-year-old boy.
The Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center is currently holding him in custody, and unfortunately, the firearm in question has not been retrieved.
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