Suspect wanted in shooting outside State Theatre in Falls Church

WASHINGTON — Police in Falls Church, Virginia, are looking for the suspect in a shooting early Monday morning outside the State Theatre on North Washington Street.

“City of Falls Church police were responding to reports of a fight inside the State Theatre, when the crowd was dispersing, coming out of the theater, and that’s when several shots were fired, and the three individuals were injured,” said Susan Finarelli, spokeswoman with the City of Falls Church.

“Unfortunately, police were not able to identify the shooter,” said Finarelli.

Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-8, slender male, wearing dark clothing.

The show at the historic theater was called “Love, Peace & Unity 2,” which featured local go-go band Northeast Groovers and rapper Scarface.

Three victims suffered nonlife threatening injuries.

One was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

“Two others drove themselves, or were driven to Frederick, Maryland, where they found a hospital, and identified themselves as having been involved in the shooting,” Finarelli said. “They did not explain why they went to Frederick.”

The suspect fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call the City of Falls Church Police at 703-248-5053 (TTY 711).

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