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19-year-old shot, killed while sitting in car in Alexandria, police say

Officers say the young man was parked inside of his car when two men inside a black Dodge Charger with Maryland tags pulled up next to him and started firing at him.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A 19-year-old was shot and killed while sitting in a residential neighborhood in Alexandria Saturday night.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. in the 8000 block of Seaton Street. 

Fairfax County Police received a call for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived at the location, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds inside a white Dodge Challenger with multiple bullet holes.  

Officers say the young man was parked in his car when two men inside a black Dodge Charger with Maryland tags started firing at him.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead roughly two hours after the shooting. 

Police identified the victim as Darren Davis of Alexandria. 

The suspects fled the scene and have yet to be identified. According to police, detectives found several shell cases at the scene and concluded multiple rounds were fired at the Challenger. 

Detectives believe the shooting was not a random act. They are working to determine the motive behind the incident.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to confirm the manner of death.

Watch as Major Eli Cory provides an update on the homicide investigation in the 8000 block of Seaton St. in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County.

Posted by Fairfax County Police Department on Saturday, June 18, 2022

Anyone who may have information about this shooting is urged to call them at 703-246-7800. 

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