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Man shot in leg after argument in Dale City

An investigation is underway following the 33-year-old victim being shot in the leg by two known acquaintances after a verbal altercation escalated. 

The victim was taken to the hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries, said police. 

Here’s more in a police press release:

Aggravated Malicious Wounding | Shooting Investigation – On December 30th at 7:49PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 14900 block of Emberdale Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a shooting call. The victim, a 33 year old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he and two known acquaintances were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, one of the men brandished a handgun and a struggle ensued with the victim. At one point, the victim was shot in the leg.

The suspects then fled prior to police arriving at the home. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located. Detectives have determined that this shooting was not random. The investigation continues.

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