Police investigating attack in Shirlington by scooter-riding kids

Intersection of S. Quincy Street and Campbell Avenue in Shirlington (via Google Maps)

A trio of scooter-riding teens or tweens attacked and seriously injured someone in Shirlington early Friday morning, according to police.

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. near the intersection of S. Quincy Street and Campbell Avenue. The motive for the alleged attack is unclear.

“At 4:52 a.m. on July 29, police were dispatched to the report of an assault that had just occurred,” said an Arlington County Police Department crime report. “The investigation determined the male victim was walking in the area when three unknown juvenile male suspects approached and assaulted him. The suspects then fled the scene on scooters.”

Police described the victim’s injuries as “serious but non-life threatening.” He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

ARLnow asked police for more information about the attack and whether anything was taken from the victim.

“Nothing was reported stolen,” said ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage. “The investigation is ongoing and police continue to work to determine the events that preceded the assault.”

Savage said the victim described the suspects as “possibly middle to high school-aged.”

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