Leesburg Police Probing Early Morning Gunfire Incident

Leesburg, VA – A tense situation unfolded in Leesburg in the early hours of Thursday, November 9, 2023, prompting a rapid response from local police. Around 3:30 AM, officers were dispatched to 61 Plaza Street NE, near the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Co Station 20, following reports of a person being shot at while inside their car.

The police investigation brought to light that the incident involved four adults at a house in the 900 block of Buttonwood Terrace NE. A heated argument between the victim and an adult male suspect escalated when the suspect brandished a black pistol. Following this confrontation, the victim attempted to leave, heading to his vehicle parked in the 800 block of Buttonwood Terrace NE. However, the suspect pursued the victim on foot, continuing the argument. When the victim got into his vehicle and started to reverse, the suspect shot at the car, hitting the driver’s side and another car parked close by. The victim managed to flee the scene unharmed and sought assistance at the fire station.

Leesburg Police swiftly arrived at Buttonwood Terrace NE, but were unable to locate the suspect or the two other involved parties. Despite the gunfire, no injuries were reported, though both vehicles involved sustained damage.

Investigators have established that the individuals involved knew each other and are treating this as an isolated event. Nonetheless, the incident remains actively under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

The police are appealing for any information related to this incident, especially from those with external surveillance footage. Detective J. Carter can be contacted at 703-771-4500 or via email at jcarter2@leesburgva.gov for any leads.

For those preferring to remain anonymous, there’s an option to call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted via text to 274637 (CRIMES), beginning the message with LPDTIP.

The community is urged to come forward with any relevant information to aid in this ongoing investigation.

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