LAKE RIDGE, Va. – On August 6, a 22-year-old man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being struck with a handgun that went off after an argument with two male friends. According to the report, the friends left before police could arrive and took the victim’s firearm. 

Here’s the latest from Prince William police:

Armed Robbery | Malicious Wounding – On August 6th at 9:16PM, officers responded to the 3900 block of Penshurst Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 22 year old man of Dumfries, reported to police that two known male acquaintances confronted him in the above area over a previous encounter. A verbal altercation ensued which escalated between the three men. During the struggle, one of the suspects struck the victim with a handgun causing the firearm to discharge.

The suspects fled prior to officers arriving in the area. Before fleeing, the suspects took a firearm belonging to the victim. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the gunshot. The victim did sustained non-life threatening injuries from the physical altercation. This incident was not random.