WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police are investigating a shooting after a reported burglary attempt Monday morning near Centreville, Virginia.
According to Fairfax County police, officers were called at 5 a.m. to the 6300 block of Fairfax National Way.
A homeowner, they said, apparently confronted a man on his property near the front porch. The homeowner then fired a gun several times, wounding the man.
It appears the two did not know each other, police said.
The wounded man ran from the scene and was found at a Loudoun County hospital, a Fairfax County police spokesman said. He was later airlifted to Reston Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities, who are still piecing together details, did not say if the wounded man was armed.
The scene of the incident is in a neighborhood of larger homes. The scene is contained, police said, and there is no danger to the public.
UPDATE: Officers were initially called to the 6300 blk of Fairfax National Way for a burglary. Preliminarily, it appears the homeowner confronted a man on his property. Gunshots were fired by the homeowner & the man was struck. He is in non-life threatening condition. pic.twitter.com/wVpL40QS3f
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) July 30, 2018
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).