4 wounded in shooting at car wash gathering in Manassas

Four men were wounded in a shooting at a large gathering in a car wash parking lot in Manassas, Virginia, late Sunday night, police say.

A large group had gathered in the parking lot of Sam’s Car Wash on Sudley Road in the Westgate Plaza Shopping Center when an argument broke out, according to police.



The altercation escalated and “multiple gunshots were fired before the gathering dispersed,” Prince William County police said in a news release Monday morning.

Officers responded to the shooting at 11:51 p.m. Sunday.

A large group had gathered in the parking lot of Sam’s Car Wash on Sudley Road in the Westgate Plaza Shopping Center when an argument broke out, according to police. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Four men, ranging in age from 23 to 26, were wounded in the shooting, police said.

Two of the men were driven to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Police found another man with gunshot wounds in the area of Nimitz Court and Fairmount Avenue — about 1 and 1/2 miles away from the car wash.

A fourth man who had been shot was identified later as being at the location at the time of the shooting.

Three of the men were flown to an area trauma center while the fourth man was taken by ambulance.

Police said none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tip line at (703) 792-700 or submit a tip online at pwcva.gov/policetip.

Below is a map showing the location of the shooting:

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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