2 men shot near Manassas middle school during flag football game

Two men were shot near the athletic fields of a middle school in Manassas, Virginia, police said Sunday morning.

Prince William County police said two men were found near the athletic fields of Louise A. Benton Middle School, on Hoadly Road, after officers responded to reports of shots fired during a youth flag football game. Both men were taken to hospitals for treatment for gunshot wounds.

WTOP news partner NBC Washington said the shooting happened during a flag football game on the grounds of the school around 10:15 a.m. One of the injured men was helicoptered to a hospital.

The shooter reportedly ran and is now being sought by police, according to NBC Washington.

The scene of the shooting is secure, according to police.

Police said they’re trying to identify and locate a suspect, who they describe as “a Black male, with a medium complexion, between 5’6″-5’10” and a thin build.”

An investigation into the shooting is underway. They’re asking anyone with more information to call them at 703-792-7000 or go online at pwcva.gov/policetip.

Below is a map of the area:

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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