As always when I hear about a large congregation of cops in one spot, I think of what an excellent opportunity it would be to rob a 7-11 in the other end of the county. But I'm being good, staying inside with the doors locked.
Here's a new's report:
STERLING, Va. (WJLA) — A male teenager was shot in Loudoun County early Friday morning.
Police were called to the 400 block of E. Cornell Drive and N. Duke Drive in Sterling at 8:26 a.m. for a report of a shooting.
A Loudoun County official confirms a teenage male was found with gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital.
According to witnesses, two to three suspects fled the area on foot.
The shooting did not occur at a school, but a police spokesperson confirms the following Sterling Park cluster schools are currently in "lock-out" mode while police investigate nearby:
Sterling Middle School
Forest Grove Elementary
Rolling Ridge Elementary
"Lock-out" means the exterior doors are locked, but activities inside the school continue as normal.
Park View High School is on lockdown mode.
Official release from the Loudoun Sheriff's office about the shooting:
LCSO on Scene of Shooting in area of E. Cornell Drive and N. Duke Drive in Sterling Loudoun County, VA- Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office units are currently on the scene of a shooting that was reported at 8:26 AM this morning. Units were summoned to the area of E. Cornell Drive and N. Duke Drive in Sterling for the report of multiple gunshots fired. Responding units located a teenage male with gunshot wounds who has been transported to a local hospital. Witnesses reported that two to three possible suspects fled the area on foot following the shooting. Loudoun Sheriff’s Office personnel, detectives and the Virginia State Police are on scene at this time. Schools in the area of the incident have been placed on lockdown. Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not already talked to the Sheriff’s Office, or has additional information is asked contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0445.