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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/18/2012

2nd man charged in Sterling shooting

Update, 1:45 p.m.: A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Dec. 16 shooting at a home in the CountrySide community in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County sheriff's office.  

Marquis R. Vasciannie, 20, of Sterling was arrested late Monday in Prince George’s County, authorities said.

Vasciannie is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and is being held in Maryland awaiting extradition to Loudoun, according to authorities.

Original post: A 19 year-old Sterling man has been charged in connection with a shooting Sunday that left a 22 -year-old man wounded, according to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office.

Victor D. Lassiter of Sterling was taken into custody without incident early Monday, according to Liz Mills, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The arrest followed a search warrant executed at Lassiter's home on Gable Square in Sterling, she said.

Lassiter is charged with robbery, malicious wounding and weapons charges stemming from the shooting, which took place about 4:40 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the CountrySide community in Sterling, according to the sheriff's office.

When deputies responded, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Mills said.

The sheriff's office continued to search for a possible second suspect in the incident, Mills said. Two suspects were believed to have fled the scene before law enforcement arrived, according to authorities.

Investigators think that the suspects were known to the victim, who was apparently targeted, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement that the shooting “does not appear to be a random act.”

The victim, whose identity was not released, was airlifted from the scene to a hospital where he was being treated for his wounds, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities declined to provide further information about his condition.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Loudoun County sheriff’s office at 703-777-0475. If the caller wishes to remain anonymous, they are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

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