Update: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Sterling Home Shooting

Update: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Sterling Home Shooting

Update Feb. 16 10:39 a.m.: 

Detectives have determined the victim was targeted by the two suspects. The suspects are still at large but there is no threat to the community, LCSO officials said in a statement released Feb. 15.

Original Story:

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Feb. 13 outside of a home in the Sugarland Run community.

Around 10 p.m. Monday night, deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of S. Midland Avenue in Sterling where an adult was shot in the leg, according an LCSO press release.

Witnesses reported that two unknown men approached the victim and had an argument. Both suspects pulled out guns and one of the suspects shot the victim. The suspects then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both suspects are described as black men and were wearing dark clothing and bandannas over their faces at the time of the incident. The victim and suspects did not know each other, LCSO Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said.

The area was searched with the assistance of the Fairfax County Police helicopter. No suspects were located, according to the release.

The motive for the shooting is unclear at this time and the case remains under investigation, LCSO Public Information Officer Aleksandra Kowalski said.

This is an ongoing story which will be updated as more information is released.