Man Hospitalized After Being Struck With Handgun
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.
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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.