The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 3800 block of Russell Road Thursday night, according to a news release from the department.
At approximately 11:40 p.m., police responded to the area for a shooting. The victim, a 28-year-old male, was located by police suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, between 18 and 30 years of age, 5’8” with a very muscular build. He had a shaved head and multiple tattoos on his arms. The suspect’s clothing description is unknown.
The investigation is still in the initial phase but it appears the shooting occurred after a verbal altercation between two groups of people.
Anyone with information about this shooting or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Michael Rodriguez with the Alexandria Police Department at (703) 746-6165.