Loudoun Co. sheriff investigates late-night gunfire into Ashburn homes, including bedroom

Nobody has been hurt, but the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating recent late-night gunfire into occupied homes in Ashburn, Virginia — in one case a bullet entered a bedroom.

In a community alert Wednesday morning, the sheriff’s office said overnight, at around 1 a.m., deputies responded to the 43000 block of Stubble Corner Square for reports of gunfire. Four townhomes that face Ashburn Road were damaged after bullets hit the front of the homes.

Sheriff’s investigators believe the shots were fired from a vehicle that was traveling on Ashburn Road.

Bullet hole Ashburn gunfire
A window was shot out in Loudoun County. The sheriff’s office is investigating whether or not multiple gunfire incidents are related. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

The night before, a homeowner on Sweetpine Lane heard a loud noise, around 1:30 a.m. Later Tuesday, the homeowner discovered two bullet holes — one of the rounds entered a bedroom.

“Those rounds did enter the homes,” Col. Mark Poland, with LCSO, told WTOP. “There are absolutely no injuries in any of these incidents

Overnight Tuesday, there were also reports of gunfire along Belmont Ridge Road, but nothing was located.

All of the homes were occupied at the time of the gunfire. No injuries were reported.

”We cannot positively say they’re absolutely related at this time,” Poland said. “But they’re back to back, Tuesday and Wednesday, and very close in time from 1 a.m. to 1:30 in the morning.”

Poland said detectives are conducting interviews and canvassing in the areas.

”We’re hoping to identify residences that do have forward-facing cameras, video, that may have some evidence” to help identify the identified vehicle or occupants. “We’re absolutely seeking video evidence in both these cases.”

Anyone with any information regarding these cases is asked to contact Det. S. McCormack of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. Tips can also be submitted through the  Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app, available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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