Man running from police struck by vehicle on Dulles Toll Rd.

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.



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.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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