Police increase patrols in section of Fairfax County after string of recent shootings

Authorities in Fairfax County say they will increase patrols after an overnight, possibly gang-related, shooting became the latest in a series of violent incidents that are being investigated in nearby parts of the county.

Officers say they responded to this most recent shooting around midnight in the 3000 block of Fordson Court in Gum Springs. Detectives say a man was shot in the hand and bullets from the shooting also struck a nearby vehicle and apartment building. Investigators say the man was grazed by the gunshot and was not hospitalized. They are looking for three black males in an SUV and say, preliminarily, that the incident appears to be gang-related.

This shooting happened close to where two teens were shot Monday night at a playground on Fordson Court. Investigators say that shooting may also have been gang-related. The victims suffered gunshot wounds to the legs.

On Tuesday, three men were hurt in shootings in the Rose Hill and Huntington sections of the county. Police say around 4 p.m., one man was shot outside of a music studio on Telegraph Road when gun fire erupted from two different vehicles. Police say two men were shot a short time later around two miles away on James Drive.

Also in Fairfax County, two men were treated for gunshots after an incident around 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 in the 5200 block of Queensberry Avenue in the Springfield area. Officers believe these shootings were accidental in nature and say one of the injured men falsely reported that their injuries came as a result of a shooting by a masked man. That man faces firearm charges. Police say the incident was not gang-related.

Anyone with information in any of the shooting is asked to contact authorities at 703-691-2131.