Shooting suspect sought: Falls Church police are searching for a 28-year-old man who was named as a suspect in a double shooting at a cafe in the Eden Center on Wednesday evening.
Police said yesterday that warrants have been issued charging Long Duc Tran with two counts of attempted murder. Tran allegedly opened fire inside Phong Lan Cafe and Billiards on Wilson Boulevard about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Falls Church police said. City officials would not comment on a possible motive in the shooting.
Police said the victims, a man and woman described only as being in their twenties, were listed in serious condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The man was shot in the neck, buttocks and back, police said. The woman was shot in the arm and chest.
Ruling delayed: A ruling on whether the suspect in a shooting rampage at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va., is fit to stand trial has been delayed until early next year, a court clerk said yesterday.
The competency hearing scheduled yesterday in Buchanan County General District Court for Peter Odighizuwa, 44, was postponed until Jan. 23 to give psychiatrists more time to work with him, the clerk said.
Odighizuwa, a former law student who flunked out of the school, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of three people, including L. Anthony Sutin, the school's dean and a former U.S. Justice Department official. Three others were injured in the Jan. 16 attacks. His defense lawyers have said Odighizuwa should not be found guilty or put to death because he suffers from severe mental illness.
Arson at high school: A small fire at Park View High School in Sterling that was extinguished by the school's sprinkler system early yesterday was set, the Loudoun County fire marshal's office said.
Mary Maguire, a spokeswoman for Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, said the fire caused about $5,000 in damage, but she declined to say where it was set.
She said no one was injured in the 5:30 a.m. fire, and it did not disrupt school activities. Anyone with information is asked to call 703-737-8716.
* An unidentified man was found shot to death late Wednesday in a Northeast Washington alley, D.C. police said. Officers responded to a report of gunshots at about 11:15 p.m. and found the man shot in the head in an alley behind the 4500 block of Eads Street NE.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.