Early Morning Shooting Injures Five in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Police District officers responded to an apartment complex in the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue in Mount Vernon at 1 a.m. July 7 for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found five people suffering from gunshot wounds. There were four teen victims and one adult victim. The victims were inside the apartment complex when the suspect, believed to be a man, entered and discharged a firearm. All five of the victims were taken to a hospital. Four of the victims suffered injuries that were life-threatening but were later upgraded to stable but serious condition.

Victim specialists from Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims and families receive appropriate resources.

The identity of the suspect remains unknown and Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411.

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