A police investigation into shots fired at an elementary school led to a pedestrian crash in Herndon, Virginia, Sunday afternoon.
In a video published on Twitter, Fairfax County Police said that around 4 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to Hutchison Elementary School at 13209 Parcher Ave. after receiving reports of a man firing gunshots into the air.
At the scene, officers found a group of men in an area behind the school. Upon seeing the police, one of the men fled the area on foot, running through a wooded area and onto the Dulles Toll Road, FCPD spokesman Lieutenant Dan Spital said in the video.
Officers are on scene of Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave, in Herndon, for a report of shots fired. A suspect, a man, fled from officers onto Dulles Toll Rd & was hit by a car. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Avoid area. Updates to follow. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/AOctTcFNMK
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 6, 2022
On the toll road, a vehicle struck the man. He was transported to a hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. He is currently in critical condition, according to Spital.
The driver of the car remained at the scene.
After human and canine officers combed the wooded area, they found a firearm along the path where the man had fled, police said.
Spital said that crash reconstruction unit detectives were at the scene of the collision on the toll road to investigate the incident.