2 wounded in Va. Walmart parking lot shooting; 4 suspects arrested

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.

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.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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