Around 11:15 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the 3500 block of South Jefferson Street for a report of shots fired. Two or three cars were damaged by fire.
Residents in the Baileys Crossroads area of Fairfax County, Virginia are being asked to stay sheltered after gunfire was reported in a parking lot Friday morning.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, officers were called around 11:15 a.m. Friday near South Jefferson Street and Virginia Route 7 after bystanders heard car windows being smashed outside a Starbucks.
FCPD Lt. Daniel Spittal said three shots were fired from a “high-powered rifle” from a nearby building. At least two unoccupied vehicles were hit; there were no casualties.
“Due to the nature of the challenge and the high-powered rifles, we ask the public to avoid the area and remain vigilant,” Spital said. “If you see or hear something, call the police department.”
WTOP’s Christy King describes the scene from Bailey’s Crossing.
Spital said detectives are still working to determine for sure where the shots came from, but they are believed to have been fired from an apartment complex across the street at 5599 Seminary Road.
WTOP’s Christy King reported that a large police presence remained at the scene Friday afternoon, canvassing the area and interviewing residents. Armored police vehicles from Fairfax County and Arlington County could be seen during the investigation.
“We’re still inside those towers to make sure there’s nothing active going on, (but) we don’t believe it,” Spital said. “We want people to take shelter in place, just because we’re not sure where exactly the shots came from at that moment.”
WTOP Traffic Center reports Virginia. Route 7 is closed between Carlin Springs Road and George Mason Drive. There is no approximate opening time. See the latest conditions on roads and traffic WTOP traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or on the air at 103.5 FM.
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