Man shot at Holmes Run Parkway
A 21-year-old man was shot Friday around the 5500 block of Holmes Run Parkway. The man was transported to a local hospital and is in critical but stable condition, according to the Alexandria Police Department. Samuel W. Tucker and William Ramsay Elementary Schools were locked down around 10 a.m. because of the shooting. During the lockdown, both schools continued a normal school day, but no one was allowed inside the building to keep students and faculty safe. The lockdown ended the same day at 12:25 p.m.
Shots fired at King Street
Four shots were fired around the 4300 block of King Street Friday. No one reported injuries and no arrests have been made. APD is still investigating.
City offers free gun, medication lock boxes
Alexandria Department of Community and Human Servicesoffering free locking medication boxes and firearm trigger locks as part of the Lock and Talk Northern Virginia movement, as well as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Alexandrians can pick up free locks and boxes at several locations across the city, including 24/7 at the sheriff’s office. The state of Virginia is also taking measures to increase gun safety, as a new law gives taxpayers $300 tax credits on eligible gun-safe purchases from 2023 to 2027.