GUM SPRING, Va. — Gunfire erupted outside a cluster of Fairfax County businesses Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. sending three adult men to the hospital.
Fairfax County Police say the shooting may be gang-related and may be connected to a shooting at a playground Monday night.
Surveillance video from the Tuesday shooting shows a dark colored Mitsubishi driving through a parking lot in the 6400 block of Telegraph Road. The car stops at the connecting Highland Road and stop.
Two gunman jump out and start firing back toward the businesses. They shoot for about three seconds then get back in the car and the driver speeds away.
Another surveillance video captured the people in a Toyota sedan being fired upon. A man jumps out of and car drives off with two doors wide open.
Police say they found one adult man with injuries at the Telegraph Road site and two more injured men about a mile away. Police said all were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Chuck Teets owns the property where the shooting happened.
"It's unbelievable..Seems like what's happening in the city is moving to suburbs. You know, it's just shocking," said Teets.
The shooting happened right outside a recording studio. A worker there said that the victims were people who had just left a recording session. The employee said artists often make live Instagram posts from the studio, which could have informed the suspects.
Police believe Tuesday's shooting might be connected to a shooting Monday at 11 p.m.
The Monday shooting happened four miles away in Gum Springs, at a playground on Fordsom Court. Police said two teenagers were hit by bullets and had non-life threatening injuries.
"Our detectives believe that these could be gang related. It's too early to confirm that. But based on very preliminary information they believe that could be a possibility," said Fairfax County Police Lt. John Lieb.
Police could not give a motive for either the shooting, nor would they confirm whether the victims in the Tuesday had just left a recording studio.
Property owner Chuck Teets does not blame the studio.
"They're great tenants, pay their rent on time. Sometimes you get a bad customer. It might not have even been the customer, It was someone after the customer," said Teets.
The shooting and its aftermath was especially difficult for one businesses. Because police shutdown the road and businesses, customers of the doggie daycare Reserved Barking could not get to their pets to pick them up. The manager credits police officers who served as temporary escorts, reuniting owners and their dog.
Police said both vehicles involved, the Mitsubishi and Toyota are being processed by crime scene experts.
They are asking anyone with information about the owner of that Mitsubishi to contact them.