Shooting Investigation – 15300 block of Gatehouse Ter. in Woodbridge VA

On May 24 at 6:41PM, officers responded to the 15300 block of Gatehouse Ter. in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 9-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound and utilized trauma kits to administer first aid until rescue personnel arrived on scene. The victim was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains in critical condition. The investigation revealed that a group of males, possibly juveniles, were walking in the area when one of them fired multiple rounds. Detectives have initially determined that the victim was not the intended target of the shooting. The rounds also struck an occupied vehicle driving in the area and the front door of a home. No additional victims or property damage were reported. Detectives are actively investigating the incident to determine what led up to the shooting. The suspects were described as teenaged black males wearing dark clothing. Preliminarily, the incident does not appear to be random and there is no active threat to the community. The investigation continues.

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