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Arrest made in Leesburg residential shooting; one still wanted

Manuel Gonzalez, aka Pancho

Ian Isme, aka Oddie

Leesburg Police have arrested one man in connection with shots being fired at a Catoctin Circle home June 2 while a second is on the run.

Manuel Gonzalez, 21, of Leesburg, was arrested Friday on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony and ordered held in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Gonzalez, police said, was in the vehicle at the time shots were fired.

An arrest warrant has been used for Gonzalez's brother, Ian Isme, 23, for a felony charge of shooting from a vehicle.

Isme should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Lt. Jeffery Dube, spokesperson for the Leesburg Police Department.

Isme is known to frequent the Leesburg, Purcellville and Hamilton areas. If located, police ask that you call 911; do not approach.

Police began looking for the brothers following a 9:45 p.m. call on June 2 about shots being fired into a home on Catoctin Circle SW.

The Leesburg Police Department received multiple calls of reported gunshots heard in the area of Catoctin Circle and Valley View Avenue SW. Officers found several bullet casings in the road in the 200 block of Valley View Avenue. There was no reports of injuries or property damage.

Hours later, at approximately 4:25 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Catoctin Circle SW called to report they found bullet holes in the front of their home.
No injuries were reported.

The investigation is continuing as to the cause of the incidents and the Leesburg Police Department is still asking that anyone with information about these incidents contact Detective Vogel at 703-771-4524 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS or use TIPSUBMIT from a smart phone or a computer. Links to TIPSUBMIT can be found on the police department’s website at http://www.leesburgva.gov/police.


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