Police seek gunman after 3 guards, bystander injured in Woodbridge nightclub shooting

Woodbridge Shooting – According to Prince William County Police, a shooting Sunday at the early hours of Sunday outside The Place nightclub in Woodbridge left three male security guards and a female bystander injured.

Officers were already in the Marumsco Plaza shopping center on U.S. 1 close to the nightclub when the incident was first reported at about 2:15 a.m. Officer responded to the business and located three security guards identified only as a 26-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, and 45-year-old man, and a 28-year-old woman, who was a bystander, all suffering from gunshot injuries.

All three sustained graze injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Preliminary investigations determined that the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation that took place inside the nightclub escalating to shooting at the parking lot f the business place, then the unidentified suspect retrieved a firearm and fired towards the crowd, striking the four victims before fleeing the scene in a dark-colored sedan.

During a press release, the department said multiple shell casings were located in the parking lot. Police detectives are seeking to speak to anyone who might have witnessed the incident or the encounters inside the business prior to the shooting.

The suspect is described as a

  • Hispanic man between 5 feet 3 inches tall and
  • 5 feet 8 inches tall
  • thin build,
  • a tan complexion,
  • a clean-shaven face,
  • a tattoo below his right eye,
  • short black hair.
  • last seen wearing a blue jacket or shirt, dark-colored jeans, and white shoes

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tip line at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to: pwcva.gov/policetip.

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