Detectives Asking for Tips and Videos from Weekend Shooting

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News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

Franconia Police District – Detectives are asking for the public’s help while they continue to investigate this weekend’s shooting at Brookfield Plaza.  We’ve set up a dedicated tip line at 571-234-8055 for anyone who may have videos or any other useful information.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.

 

(Original release date: March 23, 2019)

Detectives Asking for Public’s Help After Shooting in Springfield

Franconia Police District – Detectives are investigating after two people were shot last night in the parking lot of Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center.  Officers were called to the 7000 block of Brookfield Plaza shortly after 11 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 this 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.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.

 

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