PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the shooting that left a 9-year-old girl wounded in Woodbridge.
Authorities say during the investigation, detectives identified one of the males in connection to the shooting. He was located in the Woodbridge area on Thursday and taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, shooting at an occupied vehicle, use of a firearm in commission of felony, and possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
The girl was playing outside with friends in a residential area when she was struck. A neighbor's security camera captured the shooting that happened around 6:35 p.m. along Gatehouse Terrace in Prince William County.
FOX 5 has been told the girl was flown to a nearby hospital where she is undergoing surgery after reportedly being shot in the stomach, causing the bullet to lodge in her spine. The victim is still in critical condition.
Prince William County Police say a group, possibly teenage males wearing dark clothing, were walking in the area when one of them fired several shots. They also say gunshots struck an occupied car driving in the area and the front door of a home.
This is the third shooting in Prince William County involving a child or with children present in the last three months.
Police say the scene and area are secure and no longer active. Since there was an intended target that was not the girl, police say this is not a random shooting.