Homicide Investigation – 13900 block of Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge VA

On October 27 at 10:24 PM officers responded to the 13900 block of Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a community member in the parking lot of a local business providing first aid to an 18-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers continued providing first aid to the man until rescue personnel arrived at the location. The man was transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed rounds were fired in the wooded area behind the local business, which struck the victim before a vehicle fled the area. No additional injuries were reported, and no property damage was located. At this time, detectives from the Homicide Unit are actively investigating the incident to determine what led up to the shooting and are seeking to speak with anyone who has information as to what occurred. Preliminarily, the incident does not appear to be random and there is no active threat to the community. The investigation continues.

Identified: The deceased was identified as Milton Humberto ESCALANTE ESCOBAR, 18, of Woodbridge

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