Alexandria shooting leaves 2 people dead: police

Two people are dead after a shooting Saturday morning in Alexandria, according to police.

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The Alexandria Police Department says they started receiving several calls around 7:28 a.m. Saturday about multiple burglaries and shots fired.

Police responded to the scene located in the 100 block of Century Drive near the Assembly Alexandria apartment complex and determined there were three separate crime scenes. 

Two of the scenes were related to the burglaries, while the third scene was were the shots were fired.

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Alexandria Chief of Police Don Hayes says they found two shooting victims at the scene. One was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was taken to a hospital where they later died.

Officials did not release many details about the victims in the shooting, but did confirm that they were innocent bystanders.

Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting and whether the three crime scenes are related. They say a person of interest related to the shooting is in custody.

Chief Hayes says there is no threat to the community at this time.


Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 703-746-6225.