One person is dead following shooting at a Virginia townhouse community

Update: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10 –

Virginia State Police have now confirmed that one person is dead following an overnight fatal shooting. The victim’s identity has not been released. Authorities issued this statement about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday:

“At 4:23 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Virginia State Police responded to the 2000 block of Kenmore Circle in Rome, Virginia, for a single gunshot victim. Upon arrival, Trooper 001 of the Fairfax County Police Department met troopers from the Fairfax County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney with the arrival of a female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The subject in this incident has been identified as 63-year-old Victoria Mae Mettlemire of Alexandria, Virginia. The Petersburg County Sheriff’s Office has been assisting state police with the investigation and has been leading the investigation based on the confirmation of the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police Department’s Metro Squad at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers at 703-222-TIPS or text-a-tip to CRIMES (274637). Information provided by Crime Solvers may be used in an arrest affidavit in the court system and lead to jail time or a $1,000 reward.”


One person is dead following a shooting at a townhouse community in Alexandria, Virginia, according to police.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in a gated community at Kenmore Circle around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday found a deceased female victim, according to Sgt. Rob Ransweiler with the Virginia State Police.

Ransweiler said the victim was wounded by multiple gunshots and that the investigation is ongoing, but state police have not released any information on a suspect or the status of the investigation. Ransweiler also said there were no other injuries in the shooting.

State police are in charge of the investigation but Fairfax County police have since taken over as lead agency.

Police have said there is no risk to the public, but they did not release any further information about the circumstances of the incident or the gender of the victim.

This report was updated to include state police’s statement regarding the status of the investigation.

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