Virginia police respond to shooting with multiple injuries

Police urged the public to "report any suspicious individuals" after the shooting.

Published: January 4, 2023 11:30am

Updated: January 4, 2023 11:47am

Police officers in Prince William County, Virginia, responded on Wednesday to "shots fired with injuries," officials said, as local reports state that helicopters were flying to the scene to transport victims for medical treatment.

The Prince William County Police Department tweeted shortly after 11 a.m. local time that officers were responding to "shots fired with injuries" in the city of Dumfries. Authorities said the extent of injuries are unknown.

"Please report any suspicious individuals in that area to police. Please avoid the area and follow police direction," the department said.

The local outlet Prince William Times reported that police radio traffic showed that up to six people may have been seriously injured and multiple helicopters were flying to the scene.

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