Updated: Two dead after shooting in Landmark area

Updated: Two dead after shooting in Landmark area
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By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com

Two individuals are dead after a Sunday shooting in the Landmark area of Alexandria, according to Alexandria police.

The shooting, which occurred at 8:45 p.m., happened at All Veterans Park on the West End.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a deceased 17-year-old female Alexandria resident and a 15-year-old male city resident, who was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Police haven’t named either victim.

The suspect, 19-year-old Yerson Nunez Lopez of Maryland, was also found dead at the scene with self-inflicted injuries. The suspect and the victims knew each other, according to police.

Police said they believe the incident was isolated to the park and don’t believe there is any further threat to the community.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.