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Police Investigating Hybla Valley Shooting

An adult male was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Fairfax County police are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting of a man in a Hybla Valley apartment. Patch file photo.
Fairfax County police are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting of a man in a Hybla Valley apartment. Patch file photo.

Fairfax County police are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting of a man in a Hybla Valley apartment.

Just before 1 p.m., police responded to an apartment in the 8400 block of Richmond Highway for a report of a man shot.

Responding officers discovered an adult male with injuries to his upper body inside an apartment. The man was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-8477 or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. 

Curveball August 02, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Pssst. Lose the cop-speak. For example, an "adult male" is a man. Journalistic writing is very much about precision and economy. And, btw, according to the law and most dictionaries, a boy becomes an "adult male," a man, at age 18 -- the so-called age of majority. "Transported" to a hospital. That's more cop-speak. Try "taken." Oh, and what's with saying police "responded to an apartment......"?? Think about that one. What did the apartment say or do to attract police attention? The police responded to something else, maybe a phone call.
Greg Crider August 03, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Gee, Curveball, you must have more time on your hands than most to critique Patch's reporting. Perhaps you should apply to be a Patch reporter. Not sure I'd want you assigned to the police beat though.

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