The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic-related shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon in Potomac Station in Leesburg.
Deputies were called to a house on Shadow Terrace around 2:45, where they found two adult family members involved in a physical altercation. The fight ended in gunfire.
Schueyler Francis, 21, was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.
This is the fifth fatal shooting in Loudoun County this year. In January, a husband in Aldie killed his wife
before turning the gun on himself. Then in March, a Maryland man shot and killed his wife
just outside of Leesburg; two weeks later, a Sterling man was shot by his roommate
in self-defense. The most recent fatal shooting was in Purcellville, when 17-year-old Christian Sierra was shot by a Purcellville police officer
when he allegedly lunged at the cop with a knife. Sierra was threatening suicide during the call.
Additionally, two other Loudoun residents have been murdered this year by other methods.