Alexandria police investigate shooting near Alexandria Commons shopping center

One person was hospitalized Monday morning after being shot multiple times in Alexandria, Virginia.

Police said the victim was attacked in the 1100 block of Quaker Hill Drive and went to the nearby 7-Eleven in the 3000 block of Duke Street to call 911.

Quaker Hill Drive sits behind the Alexandria Commons shopping center.

The site of the shooting on Quaker Hill Drive sits behind the Alexandria Commons shopping center, within walking distance of the 7-Eleven on Duke Street. (Courtesy Google)

In a separate crime, roughly 4 miles away, police are looking into a carjacking in the 3800 block of Florence Drive, which is off West Glebe Road in the Arlandria section of Alexandria.

Authorities said the suspect approached the victim, displayed a gun, then assaulted the victim and took the vehicle.

Both crimes happened around 6 a.m.

No suspects have been named yet.

On Dec. 27, in the same neighborhood of as the Duke Street 7-Eleven and Alexandria Commons shopping center, police investigated another carjacking.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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