A boy was shot to death at a motel in Springfield, in what Fairfax County police said was the Virginia county’s 13th homicide of the year.
Fairfax County police continue to interview witnesses and examine evidence in the Tuesday night homicide.
No arrests have been made.
The shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Motel 6 on Springfield Boulevard near Backlick Road, police said.
Police said the boy was the shot in the upper body and that he died at the scene.
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Detectives said they believe the juvenile was in a motel room with a group of people when the shooting happened, according to a news release.
Virginia law prevents police agencies from identifying victims of crimes who are juveniles.
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Here’s a map of where the crime occurred: