Fairfax Co. woman dead, husband hospitalized after shooting

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify the location where the shooting happened.

A woman is dead and her husband is in the hospital with serious injuries Sunday morning after a double shooting in Fairfax County, Virginia, police say.

Officers were dispatched to a home at Central Park Circle in Mount Vernon, around 3:15 a.m.

They found a husband and wife both with life-threatening gunshot wounds. The woman died at the hospital and the man has life-threatening injuries, police say.

It’s not clear yet who fired the gun, but police tell WTOP they believe the incident to be domestic in nature. Police said there’s no threat to the community.

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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