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1 dead, 1 injured from shooting in Alexandria, police say

The shooting happened in the 2300 block of Richmond Highway before 4:30 p.m.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened Friday afternoon and left one male dead and another male injured.

Marcel Bassett, a spokesperson for APD, told reporters that officers were dispatched around 3 p.m. the 2300 block of Richmond Highway. Investigators believe that the incident started as "an alleged carjacking," Bassett said. 

Bassett said they believe five individuals were involved — including the person killed and person injured — all of whom are males. At this time, it is unclear of their ages and whether they are adults or juveniles. It is also unclear how many of these individuals partook in the "alleged carjacking."

"All persons involved in this incident have been accounted for and there is no threat to the public," APD said in a statement. 

Police did not say if they have any idea of a motive for the shooting. 

A spokesperson for APD told WUSA9 that the male who survived the shooting was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, and said the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to email or call Matthew Kramarik, a detective for APD, at 703-746-6650. People can also provide information, including anonymous tips, to APD's non-emergency line at 703-746-4444.


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