MANASSAS, Va. — Five members of one family were shot and two of them were killed Wednesday evening in a situation that began outside of Manassas and ended in Fauquier County, police said.
According to Prince William County police, shortly after 6 p.m., authorities were called to the 10000 block of Ellis Road in Manassas where they said four people suffering from gunshot wounds upon their arrival.
Three of the victims -- two women and a male teen -- were taken to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries, Prince William County Police First Sgt. Jonathan Perok said. The fourth victim, Eric Mark Mitchell, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, Asa Ellington Mitchell, 21, who police say is a member of the family, fled before officers arrived. Later at around 7:30 p.m., Fauquier County Sheriff's deputies were called to a car crash in the 8700 block of Maidstone Road in Delaplane.
Police said at that scene, they discovered two vehicles and located a deceased male subject, 21-year-old Asa Mitchell, at the scene.
Fauquier County Sheriff's deputies say they contacted the Prince William County Police Department and learned the vehicle involved in the crash was linked to the shooting incident that occurred in Manassas.
Police have not yet identified the victims involved in this incident.
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Prince William County Police Department are actively investigating this incident.