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A 19-year-old male was arrested in Sterling Saturday afternoon after allegedly shooting another adult male, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded around 4:45 p.m. to the area of Commerce Street and East Holly Avenue for reports of someone having suffered a gunshot wound.

After establishing a perimeter, authorities identified the suspect as Antonio Fernandez of Sterling, taking him into custody and recovering a firearm shortly thereafter.

Antonio Fernandez mugshot

Antonio Fernandez

Fernandez was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Per the LCSO, the victim — with whom Fernandez was acquainted — was transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.Fernandez is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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