ARLINGTON, Va. — A shooting in Arlington, Virginia, sent a man to the hospital early Saturday morning, authorities said.
Officers with the Arlington County Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 2900 block of Columbia Pike around 12:53 a.m. According to Arlington County police, responding officers found a man on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds and immediately began rendering aid.
Medics were summoned and transported the victim to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police claim the victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, remains in critical condition.
A police investigation revealed a dispute broke out inside a restaurant following the shooting.
Police say the victim then left the restaurant when a suspect pulled out a weapon and discharged multiple rounds. The man was hit and there was property damage to the building as the result.
The suspect fled the scene on foot and officers canvassed the area with no results. Arlington County police officers are on the lookout for the suspect who is described to be a Black man with a slim build in his 20s.
The Arlington County Police Department's homicide and Robbery Unit is investigating the events that preceded the shooting. The criminal investigation remains active.
Police are asking anyone with photos, videos, or other media which may assist the investigation to upload those files to the department's evidence submission portal.
Anyone with information related to this incident may be provided by contacting the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us or anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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