Four suspects have been arrested after a man and a woman were shot in their car Tuesday night at a Walmart parking lot in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Two men and two teenage boys are facing multiple charges, including felony malicious wounding and shooting into an occupied vehicle, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said in an update Wednesday.
A shooting in that area of James Madison Highway in Warrenton, Virginia, was first reported around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. A 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman had been shot in their car after they had gotten into a confrontation with one of the suspects in the Walmart parking lot.
The man and woman then drove to the Home Depot parking lot next door and called 911. They were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Shooting in #Warrenton — What we know: A male and female were shot in the Walmart parking lot on James Madison Hwy, were driven across the street to Home Depot lot where 911 was called. VA State Police helicopter and drones aiding in suspect search #BreakingNews @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/eNbKafm9Hv
— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) November 5, 2019
The shooter had fled the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
There was then a report of a crash at the intersection of Elk Run and Ritchie roads in the Midland area, and the sheriff’s office said witnesses saw four males running from the crash scene. Investigators believed they were the suspects connected to the Walmart parking lot shooting.
Law enforcement officials searched the area for the suspects, using K-9 teams and a Fairfax County police helicopter. There was also a shelter-in-place order for residents in the area.
Just after midnight Wednesday, all suspects were taken into custody.
The suspects are being held with no bond, the sheriff’s office said.
Below is a map of the area where the shooting happened.
WTOP’s Jennifer Ortiz, Colleen Kelleher and Liz Anderson contributed to this report.
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