A 20-year-old D.C. man has been charged with murder in a shooting that left a 3-year-old girl dead and four teens critically injured at a home in Prince William County, Va., on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Four of the victims, including the 3-year-old who was killed, are siblings who lived at the residence, according to a family friend. Police said all those at the home, including a 14-year-old boy who was injured, were related as part of an extended family.
The shooting occurred at a residence in the 17900 block of Milroy Drive in Dumfries, police said. Police responded to the home at about 10:51 a.m. “after someone called the Public Safety Communications Center reporting they had been shot,” police said in a news release Wednesday evening. They said they also received other calls of a shooting in the area.
Police said a Dumfries police officer was first to arrive at the scene and found one of the victims, the 17-year-old girl, outside in front of the home. Prince William County officers then arrived and checked the inside of the home, where they found four more victims in the basement and provided first aid, police said.
The 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The four other victims were taken to area hospitals with “serious, life-threatening injuries,” police said.
Police began searching for a person of interest, now identified as Oglesby, and found him along Richmond Highway at a nearby business, police said. They detained him “without incident” and he “became uncooperative with investigators as to what led up to the shooting,” police said.
According to a preliminary investigation, Oglesby was in a relationship with one of the victims, the 17-year-old girl, and had been staying at the Dumfries home, police said. Oglesby shot her in front of the home, according to police. The four other victims were found inside the home, police said. They said the shootings followed some type of altercation but did not immediately offer details.
Police said they recovered two firearms, and ballistics testing will be done to confirm whether the guns were used in the shooting.
This developing story has been updated.