The ongoing efforts to locate the suspect sought in connection to the shooting that occurred on the grounds of Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22192) on April 15 continues. Through a partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a $5,000 reward is being offered in connection to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved. The Police Department is also offering up to an additional $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. The investigation continues. Suspect Description: Black male, tall with a thin build Last seen wearing a red sweatshirt with white writing on the sleeve & white writing on the chest, black pants, and white sneakers.
Shooting Investigation [Previously Released] – On April 15 at 9:22PM, officers assigned to an off-duty security detail at the carnival located on the grounds of Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd in Woodbridge (22192), heard what sounded like gunfire coming from an area near the entrance to school. The sound caused those attending the carnival to flee in mass. Officers on assignment ran towards the gunfire, eventually locating a 14-year-old female juvenile with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Officers provided immediate first aid to the juvenile until rescue personnel arrived on scene. The juvenile was flown to an area hospital where her injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. The investigation revealed two groups left the carnival and were involved in a verbal argument in the parking lot. During the encounter, multiple gunshots were fired, and the groups dispersed on foot. The victim was located in the parking lot by officers several yards away from where the shooting occurred. It is unknown if the victim was affiliated or known to the groups involved. Multiple shell casings were also recovered. Witnesses reported seeing a possible suspect flee towards Smoketown Rd after the shooting. No other shooting victims were located. Officers did determine an uninvolved vehicle was struck by a bullet as the driver was leaving the carnival. The driver was not injured. The suspect was described as a black male, possibly in his teens, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white shoes. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or if anyone has videos or photos leading up, during or after the incident to contact police. The investigation continues.