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2 dead, 2 injured in Dale City shooting

The shooting happened at a house in the 14700 block of Birchdale Avenue.

DALE CITY, Va. — Two men are dead and two others were injured in a shooting in the Dale City neighborhood in Woodbridge on Friday afternoon, the Prince William County Police Department said.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a home located in the 14700 block of Birchdale Avenue to investigate a call for a shooting.

Officers say they found one of the men outside just a few steps from the house. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Inside the home, they located three men and immediately rendered first aid. The second man died from the injuries suffered in the shooting at an area hospital.

People that live inside the house say the men who were shot were not residents of the home.

"This travesty is not what we want in Prince William County and it's unheard of in this part of our county," said Assistant Chief of Police Kevin Hughart during a Friday evening news press conference. 

A man who identified himself only as Jesus says he was playing basketball at the recreational center across the street when he saw the scene unfolding.

"Like in two or three minutes it all happened very quickly. He fired and left the scene like nothing," Jesus said.

A tenant who lives at the home told WUSA9 off camera she heard two gun shots, so she decided to go upstairs. She says she saw the gunman's back, and decided to run out the front because she feared that is she stayed, she would be next. 

Investigators are calling this isolated incident between people that knew each other, but the shooting has some neighbors like Cindy Aldana concerned. 

"Hearing that the shooter is still out there makes me worried because I live literally in the next neighborhood," Aldana said. 

The names of the people involved and the suspect description have yet to be released by Prince William County Police. 

Investigators are asking anyone with information in this case to give them a call. 

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