Victim in Fredericksburg shooting identified

Police have identified one of the victims who died after a double shooting in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Tyriek Powell, 20, of Fredericksburg, was shot and killed Thursday, police said.

Another victim remains in critical but stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The investigation into the incident continues.

Fredericksburg police said in a statement that they received a call at about 2:45 p.m. saying a man shot two people on Fall Hill Avenue and ran toward Hickok Circle.
The suspect remains at large.

“If you see a person matching the suspect description, call 911 immediately and do not approach him,” police said.

Police are asking anyone with more information about the incident to call them at 540-373-3122. Anonymous tips can also be texted to 847-411. Text “FPDtip” followed by your tip.

Or, tips can be submitted by downloading the free FPD Tip app.

WTOP’s Glynis Kazanjian contributed to this report.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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