Update at 1 p.m. on July 2 — The man who was shot was also the suspect in a robbery, police say. He has died from his wounds.
Update at 8:45 p.m. — “ACPD continues to investigate this incident,” police said in a tweet. “Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective G. Seibert at 703-228-4199 or [email protected]”
Earlier: Arlington County Police are on scene of a shooting outside of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall.
One person was shot in the mall’s parking garage, near the entrance to Macy’s.
Police were dispatched to the scene just before 1:45 p.m. for a report of four gunshots heard and a man seen with a gun on the fourth level of the parking garage, following a possible robbery attempt.
Officers located one person suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to scanner traffic. The victim has life-threatening injuries, according to ACPD.
The shooting occurred during a struggle between two people, but police are still investigating what led up to the struggle and how the shooter and the victim know each other, according to ACPD spokeswoman Kirby Clark.
“The are no outstanding suspects,” the police department said. “Police are on scene investigating. Avoid the area.”
A gun believed to be the weapon used in the shooting was found by police and roped off by crime scene tape near the Macy’s entrance.
Portions of the mall and the parking garage have been blocked off by police.
UPDATE: At approx. 1:43 pm police were dispatched to the report of shots fired. Prelim. Investigation indicates that a struggle ensued between 2 subjects, in which a firearm was brandished and one subject shot. 1 Subject transported to an area hospital w/ life threatening injury
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 1, 2019
One person being treated *life threatening injuries – no outstanding suspects – investigators reviewing/collecting evidence – Pentagon City Mall 4th Floor Garage. FULL STORY @fox5DC 5PM #Arlington pic.twitter.com/GxhI9EPHfF
— nicksmithnews™ (@nicksmithnews) July 1, 2019