Man Shot Near Braddock Road Metro Station

Victim in stable condition. Police say shooting not thought connected to Lodato homicide.

Shooting occurred Sunday.
Shooting occurred Sunday.
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred near the Braddock Road Metro station near N. Payne and Wythe streets.

Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the area about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. Officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was taken to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition, the release said.

"The Alexandria Police Department realizes that the public is still very concerned regarding the recent Lodato homicide," the release said. "Though this investigation is in the initial phase, obvious differences in the crimes lead detectives to believe that these incidents are not connected."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dan Gordon with the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6685.
Jeff Shad March 15, 2014 at 02:55 AM
These types of incidents are happening everywhere in the United States and are massively underreported by our conservative media. There is a direct correlation with weakening of gun control laws, although the American public prefers to blame poor black people instead.
RG March 16, 2014 at 10:53 PM
@ Mike Dray "The city allows ARHA to mix the communities throughout the city putting citizens at risk." WTF, mix the communities ..Wowwww... Looks like the " KKK" has come out from undercover and voiced their hate of mixing of races on here. I guess you would start growling and foaming at the mouth, if you saw my wife of a different race walking down the street holding hands.
Mike Dray March 16, 2014 at 11:39 PM
@RG- Wow your assumptions and ignorance is overwhelming. This isn't a race issue, as some people like yourself love to preach about in an attempt to cover up the real issue. There are all races in ARHA and there are all races that live in the market rate houses. Also you don't even know what race I am and I doubt your wife of whatever race would anger anyone in Old Town given the fact it's a melting pot. You're so narrow minded I hope you can someday see the bigger picture. My comment has to do with the fact, yes fact, that ARHA housing, in the past and present, breads violent crime. Scattering ARHA will scatter and increase the chances of violent crimes in these neighborhoods where people are paying a pretty penny for their house (white, black, Asians alike). I could go into the studies about correlations between low economics and crime or the fact that is someone pays zero for property they won't take care of it. When ARHA was centralized, it was easier for the police to focus on that community. All this aside, I stand by my non racist comment and believe mixing ARHA will be a harder challenge for police and residents should expect more violence scattered. Get some education RG.
Patch Reader March 17, 2014 at 07:57 AM
The reality--in Alexandria and elsewhere--is that scattering public housing does not spread crime, and lessens crime in areas where public housing was previously concentrated.
RG March 17, 2014 at 02:18 PM
@Patch Reader 100% agree...some people like @Mike Dray want to blame the mixing of races as the cause of crime... Oh and Mike, you are such a joke.. He actually got so upset that he took the time to go an post on another subject i had posted on.. just because i put him on blast for his racist comments here... @Jeff Shad , watch out Mike Dray wont like you for posting that black people are not the source of all crime.


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