Four dead in Woodbridge shooting; person of interest in custody, say police

Prince William County police continue to investigate a quadruple shooting that left two men and two women dead inside a Woodbridge home Monday.

Police stayed on the scene at the home in the 5200 block of Mansfield Ct. late into the night.

Investigators said a person of interest, a man, was in custody but announced no charges against him as of Monday night.

Police said they believe the initial call reporting the shooting was made by the person of interest and said they believe he provided a phony description of the shooter.

Police got a call reporting a shooting around 4:30 p.m. and quickly responded to the home. Once inside the home, officers located four adults in different parts of the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene. 

 Police Chief Peter Newsham said officers also recovered a weapon.

 "Police officers are human beings, to go into a home like that and see anyone who has died as a result of gunshot wounds is just traumatic," Newsham said.

 While police have not announced any charges for the person of interest, they said they don’t believe there’s any threat to the community and the shooting was isolated to the house.

 FOX 5 reached a family member of the man who owns the house who said he was renting it out and there were multiple people living there.

 Newsham didn’t offer details about the relationship between the shooter and victims, but called it a "domestic" incident.