1 arrested, 1 seriously injured after shooting at Dulles Town Center mall

Deputies in Loudoun County, Virginia, arrested and charged a man involved in a shooting inside the Dulles Town Center shopping mall Sunday, leaving one person in serious condition.

Alan W. Colie, 31, of Leesburg, was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and discharging a firearm within a building, Loudoun County Sherriff’s Office said in a press release.

LCSO spokesperson Thomas Julia told WTOP deputies received a call shortly after noon about the shooting. Within three minutes, deputies arrived at the mall and found Colie lying on the floor in the upstairs food court, where they believe the shooting occurred.

Deputies also found a handgun lying on the floor near Colie.

Video of deputies arresting Colie has been circulated on social media.

After the shooting, a 21-year-old man made his way outside the mall entrance, where he was found after being shot in the stomach. He was treated by deputies and members of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System before being taken to the hospital.

Authorities say he is in serious condition.

No other victims or suspects were found.

Following the shooting, the mall remained closed for the day. The mall reopened for business on Monday.

Julia told WTOP the department is investigating reports that Colie and the man had a confrontation moments before the shooting. Deputies confirmed both men did not previously know each other.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective K. Mitchell at 703-777-1021.

Dick Uliano

Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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