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Sheriff’s Office: Victim in Sterling shooting was targeted

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office say the victim in Monday’s shooting outside a home in the Sugarland Run community was targeted by the two suspects.

The case remains under investigation, and more details will be released as they become available, according to the LCSO.

There is no threat to the community, LCSO says.

The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of S. Midland Avenue in Sterling. Deputies arrived on scene and found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Witnesses reported that two unknown male suspects approached the victim and a verbal altercation ensued. Both suspects brandished firearms and one on the suspects shot the victim. The suspects then fled the scene.

Both are described as black males were wearing dark clothing and bandannas over their faces at the time of the incident.

The area was searched with the assistance of the Fairfax County Police helicopter. No suspects were located.

The victim has since been treated and released from a local hospital.


SterlingLocal- how dare you promote ant-2nd amendment positions.  The right for this person to have a gun does not rely on your permission.

When high profile crime like shooting or murder occur they always say stuff like this, it was targeted and there is no danger to the public. that is not accurate. this criminal was among the public, likely carrying his illegally concealed firearm. the public was very much in danger by virtue of this person being “in public”.

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