An unknown individual driving a black pick-up truck on Thursday targeted two children in the Broadlands area with a BB gun, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to a 4 p.m. report of an 11-year-old boy who was walking in the area of Heritage Oak Court and Ridgeway Drive who was struck by a BB gun pellet.
The child, according to the Sheriff's Office, told his family that at the time of the incident he saw a black pick-up truck, possibly a Toyota, in the area.
The truck was occupied by a black man in the passenger side of the vehicle, the child told deputies.
The boy received minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
About 5:30 p.m., the boy's sister told her family she was walking in the area of Ridgeway Drive when she heard what sounded like someone firing a BB gun. She said she saw a black pick-up drive by and then turn around. An occupant in the vehicle then pointed and shot a BB gun at her through a passenger window, but missed. The driver of the truck was described as a black man with a beard. The girl ran to her home and told her family.
The incident was later reported to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by the children’s family.
This morning, the Sheriff's Office also received a report of a child who saw a black vehicle pass her, turn around and stop near her home off Ridgway Drive.
The child ran inside her home. When she looked outside, the vehicle was gone.
According to Liz Mills, spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, it's unclear if this incident is related to Thursday's cases.
The Sheriff's Office issued a lookout for the vehicle and has added directed patrols to the area, Mills said.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to follow-up on several reports in reference to the incidents that are being investigated by patrol deputies and members of the School Resource Officer Unit.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information regarding this case, or if residents see any suspicious persons or vehicles, to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by calling their 24-hour non-emergency number at 703-777-1021.