A shooting in the parking lot of a strip mall in Springfield, Va., Friday night amid a chaotic crowd of 300 left two people injured, Fairfax police said.
The incident began shortly before 11 p.m. with a fight at a private party at the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center, according to police; the mall houses several banquet halls.
When the fight moved outside, shots were fired, police said. An adult victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. About five hours later, a juvenile showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
The shots broke windows at Niralla Sweets Restaurant & Banquet Hall, employees said, and at the restaurant next door. Police said officers from the Virginia State Police were needed to help disperse the crowd.