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1 dead, 1 hurt following shooting near 7-Eleven in Manassas

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, heavyset, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. He was also described as having a beard and short hair.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A 25-year-old man is dead, and another in hospital, after a shooting near a 7-Eleven in Manassas Friday night. 

The double shooting happened in the area of Sudley Manor Drive and Williamson Boulevard around 8:30 p.m., according to the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD). When officers arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. The officers provided medical aid to both men.

One man, later identified as Dalton Jacob Moore, was pronounced dead shortly after. PWCPD said the other man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is expected to survive.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Moore and the other victim were in the area when they were approached by the suspect. Police say after a brief encounter, the man shot towards Moore and the other man before fleeing the scene.

A police K-9 searched the area but couldn't locate the victim. Police said the shooter was later determined to have entered a light-colored sedan following the incident.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, heavyset, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. He was also described, as having a beard and short dark hair.

The detectives from the Violet Crimes Bureau are investigating the circumstances surrounding this shooting. The investigation remains ongoing. 

Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to contact PWCPD by calling 703-792-7000.

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