One killed, one wounded in southern Fairfax

June 9, 2014

One person was shot to death and a second was wounded in an outbreak of gunfire Monday night on a residential street in the southern part of Fairfax County, authorities said.

The shooting occurred shortly before 8 p.m. in the 4300 block of Pembrook Village Drive, a short street just west of Route 1 in the Mount Vernon/Woodlawn section of the county, according to the county police.

No details were available late Monday about the circumstances of the shooting, or about the two victims. However, one neighbor said other residents of the block had told him of two teenagers fleeing from one of the houses.

Both were taken to a hospital and one died there, said officer Eddy Azcarate, a county police spokesman.

He said no lookout had been broadcast for any suspect in the shootings. However, police remained on the scene late Monday, looking for evidence in the incident, police said.

One resident of the area said he spotted a gun lying near a trash receptacle, and called police attention to it.

The resident, Robert Whitaker, said it appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. Police declined to say whether any weapon had been found.

None of the neighbors interviewed Monday night reported hearing or seeing any sign of a shooting.

However, one said he understood that police had begun a search in connection with the shooting, and had apparently seized someone on a nearby street.

Neighbors said the houses on Pembrook Village Drive are part of a townhouse condominium development that they described as generally peaceful and free of disturbances.

It’s “a really, really nice community,” said one neighbor, Juanita Linton.

Whitaker said he had lived on the street for more than 20 years and said the community had always been quiet and a nice place to live.

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