Alexandria shooting leaves 2 dead

Two people were killed during a shooting in an Alexandria, Virginia, neighborhood on Saturday morning.

Alexandria police received a report of shots fired shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday. It happened in the 100 block of Century Drive, near Duke Street.

Police said the incident started as a burglary shortly after 7:20 a.m. Saturday. One person was pronounced dead on the scene and another later died at a hospital.

A person of interest is in custody, according to police, and there is no threat to the public.

“We have, like, three different crime scenes,” said Alexandria Police Chief Don Hayes. “That’s why we have so many units out here. We had the burglaries in one location and possibly at another location, and then shots fired in another location.”

Hayes said it is unknown if the suspect was looking for a particular location.

“We’re doing, of course, a canvass of the area to see if there’s any other victims or any other crime scenes there,” Hayes said. “We’re going to be here awhile with the resources we have to make sure we cover everything we need to cover before we leave.”

Below is a map of the area:

WTOP’s Melissa Howell contributed to this report.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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