A three-year-old girl died and four teenagers were injured in a domestic shooting on Wednesday at a Dumfries residence in northern Virginia.
Prince William County Deputy Police Chief Jarad Phelps said in a press release, officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 17900 block of Milroy Drive a short distance from the Jefferson Davis Highway around 11 a.m.
Upon arrival, they found a 17-year-old girl who had been shot outside. When the police entered the home, they discovered four more shot victims, ages three to 16, who were “suffering from gunshot wounds or other injuries,” according to the police statement.
The police arrested 20-year-old Kenyatta Lee Oglesby, allegedly the gunman, at a store close to the location of the crime.
According to the investigation, Oglesby and the 17-year-old girl had been dating and had an argument before the shooting. The officers found two guns. Whether the guns were used in the incident will be determined by ballistics tests.
Oglesby is currently facing one murder charge, four aggravated malicious wounding charges and five firearm charges.
Witnesses’ shooting reports
Near the shooting site, neighbor Alijah Skinner saw a bullet shatter the window of a townhouse across the parking lot about 200 feet away. Skinner claimed he heard a total of five or six gunshots and a woman screaming.
Another unidentified neighbor said she and her family hid in the kitchen and peeped out the window when she saw a girl running out of her house, begging for help after being shot. She dialed 911 immediately.
Phelps described it as a “very tragic” incident. The chief added that any domestic dispute has the potential to become highly emotional and rapidly spiral out of control, especially if firearms are involved.
The authorities said four victims, including the killed toddler, are siblings. There was also a 14-year-old boy victim who lived in the house but was not related to the siblings.
At the time of the shooting, a fifth sibling was also in the house. However, the 13-year-old kid was not hurt.