One dead after homicide in Gainesville

Two adult male victims were found in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds early Saturday morning, shortly before 2:00 a.m.

Police say that they have determined that this incident was not random and had stemmed from a physical altercation just prior to the shooting. And while the victims do know one another, the relationship between the shooting suspect and the victims is still being investigated.

Both victims were transported from the scene in Gainesville to nearby hospitals where one victim, identified as Claude Lee Jackson III, 23, of Gainesville, died as a result of his injuries. The second victim, identified as a 22 year old man of Bristow, is suffering from life threatening injuries.

Police say that while they were still investigating at the scene were approached by a third victim, identified as a 25 year old man of Manassas, suffering from a minor graze wound to the hand.

Police officials say that the suspect left the scene prior to police arrival, possibly in a light colored SUV.

The deceased victim has been identified as Claude Lee JACKSON III, 23, of Gainesville

Suspect description:
Black male with dreads - no further description
Last seen wearing a white shirt with sweatpants

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500.