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Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Stone Ridge

Two adults have died in an apparent murder-suicide in Aldie.

Emergency services received a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening reporting the sounds of gunfire from inside a home at the 41700 block of Eloquence Square in Aldie.

The Sheriff's Office Rapid Response Unit entered the home and discovered the bodies of two dead adults.

According the the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation has shown the incident was domestic in nature. During the course of an argument between a 43-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife, the man fired several rounds from a gun, hitting both the woman and her 58-year-old mother. He then killed himself.

The man’s wife was pronounced dead at the scene, while the mother of the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She is still hospitalized, but is in stable condition.

Two juveniles were also inside the home but were not hurt. They are currently staying with relatives.

The investigation is continuing, but law enforcement considers the incident contained to the scene and does not believe there is any immediate danger to the community.

This is a developing story. More details will be added to the article as they become available. This story was last updated at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 8.


“Guns, guns, guns, making our communities safer?”

That’s a curious comment coming from someone who opposed the building of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s substation next to Rolling Ridge Elementary School.

My comments should have been sent to the editor directly and not posted here.  I apologize.

It is indeed horrific that such a thing should happen and two childen be left without their parents. And it is sad to think of perhaps the days, weeks, and even months of difficulties which may have occurred within this household that eventually led up to this tragic event.

shame on u people u r thinking about the city limits and place not about two dead bodies. God please help them.

Guns, guns, guns, making our communities safer?

I’m more concerned that two people are dead and that two children apparently had to witness this. But thanks for the clarification, Shiloh, that this did not occur in Aldie proper.

Really?  A mother and father are DEAD and their children were at home when it happened. You’re concerned about the city?  Just for the record, that neighborhood uses Aldie as the city.

For the record, Eloquence Square is in a subdivision 8.4 miles from the actual village of Aldie. Although it has an Aldie mailing address, it is definitely not in Aldie. More appropriately, it should be described as “near Arcola” or “near Lenah”, both of which are closer.

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