FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loudoun County, VA (July 1, 2022) – A 17-year-old from Sterling has been charged in connection with the June 11 shooting of three people on N. Fillmore Avenue.
The juvenile was served eight petitions this week and charged with one count of Attempted Aggravated Murder, three counts of Malicious Wounding, and four counts of Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
The Sterling teenager was previously arrested on June 13 following a traffic stop in Loudoun County. At the time of the traffic stop, the 17-year-old was found in possession of a firearm and was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Under the Age of 18 and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. He has been held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center since June 13.
The preliminary investigation has determined at least one of the victims was targeted during the shooting and this was not a random act. Multiple search warrants have been filed in the case and the vehicle involved in the shooting has been recovered.
LCSO Deputies initially responded to the area of N. Fillmore Avenue near Fletcher Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 11 where an adult female victim was located suffering gunshot wounds. Two additional victims who were suffering minor injuries later returned to the scene. All three victims were later released from the hospital.
This case remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective R. Schmidt of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.