Suspect kills 2, wounds 3 and then kills himself in Virginia

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man shot and killed a family member and wounded three others before fleeing and fatally shooting a passing motorist, police said.

The suspect then shot and killed himself, according to authorities.

Prince William County Police say they were alerted Wednesday at 6 p.m. to a domestic shooting on Ellis Road in Manassas. Police said Asa Mitchell, 21, shot and killed a family member, Eric Mitchell, 55, of Manassas.

Three other family members — a 76-year-old woman, a 56-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy — were also shot and suffered serious injuries but are expect to survive, police said.

Authorities say Asa Mitchell fled the scene and drove to Delaplane in neighboring Fauquier County, where he crashed his car. The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office says Mitchell them shot and killed a passing motorist and fled on foot.

Deputies then located Mitchell, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities on Thursday had not yet publicly identified the motorist who was killed.

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