Police investigating shooting on upper Queen Street

Police investigating shooting on upper Queen Street

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com

The investigation into a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Queen Street on Monday night is still ongoing, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area at 7:35 p.m. on Monday. Police first reported the incident as a felonious assault at 8:10 p.m. on Monday.

APD spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said officers located a 23-year-old male suffering from an injury to the upper body at the scene. The unnamed victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say one of the two suspects was known to the victim.

Rebecca Edwards said she first heard shots at around 7:30 at her neighborhood home, which fronts on Queen Street.

“It was so loud and so rapid fire my kids and I thought someone was shooting at the house,” Edwards said. “It sounded like it was right outside my door.” 

Edwards said the gunshots seemed to go on for five to six seconds. 

Police haven’t apprehended the two suspects at this time and no arrests have been made. Nosal said the investigation is active.

This is a developing story. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.