ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An Alexandria man is now facing charges following an overnight shooting at a restaurant in Lincolnia, police said.
At around 9:30 p.m., Fairfax County Police responded to reports of a shooting at the Viva Tequila restaurant located at 6244-C Little River Turnpike. Upon arrival, police found an adult man inside of a bathroom with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Authorities said the victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.
Edwin Lopez Rivas, 35, of Alexandria, was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Detectives are asking for anyone with information about this event to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800.
Earlier on New Year's Day, three people were injured after a shooting near a hotel in Tysons Corner on New Year's Day, Fairfax County police said.
The shooting happened on the 8600 block of Westwood Center Drive in Tysons Corner just before 3 a.m. during a "large gathering of people."
A total of three people have been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting, police said.
Police believe the shooting was not random and there is no threat to the public.
At this time, there is no information on a possible suspect. Fairfax County Police are investigating the incident.
Fairfax County officers were also mourning the loss of one of their own on Wednesday, as news broke that a 25-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department died of a medical emergency while on duty with the Fairfax City Police Department Tuesday.
Officer George Moskowitz was on duty when he suffered the medical emergency at the Fairfax City Police headquarters, according to the department, who added that EMS medics did respond but were unable to revive him.