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Suspect sought in Alexandria shooting


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department is looking for a suspect who shot a 28-year-old man Thursday night in Alexandria, Va.

Police said the shooting happened in the 3800 block of Russell Road around 11:40 p.m. Authorities said the victim was shot in the upper body and taken to the hospital. He is currently in critical condition, police said.

The suspect is being described as a white Hispanic man, between the ages of 18 and 30. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a muscular build. Police said the suspect has a shaved head and several tattoos on his arms.

Based off of the first part of the investigation, police believe the shooting happened after two groups of people got into an argument.

If you have any information about this incident, please call 703-746-6165.


HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA: SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

HELP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PRINCE WILLIAM at MONZA:  SEND KIDS TO CAMP CAMPAIGN

Monza of Old Town Manassas is hosting The Send Kids to Camp Campaign on Thurs., June 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Manassas, Va. to benefit Youth Leadership Prince William, a program geared toward teaching professional skills to emerging young leaders. Cover charge is $10 per person, and all proceeds go to Youth Leadership Prince William. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“We’re excited to host this campaign to help support kids’ education and leadership experience,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s in Old Town Manassas, Va.

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Man critical after being hit by car in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Alexandria on Friday morning, police said.

It happened at around 1:00 a.m. on the 2600 block of Duke Street, police said.

The victim, a 26-year-old male, was hit by the tan, 4-door vehicle, after the car drove onto the sidewalk and hit him, police said.

The driver remained on the scene of the accident. The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Alexandria Police ask that witnesses or people with information regarding this collision contact Officer Greg Holden at 703.746.6184.


ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

ANA DAVIS and TAREK ALY of MANASSAS UTILITY COMPLETE PHASE ONE of ELITE PUBLIC POWER MANAGER PROGRAM

Ana Davis, City of Manassas Utilities customer services manager and Tarek Aly, City of Manassas deputy director of utilities, completed phase one of an elite, one-year, public power manager certification program offered by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The initial class was in Myrtle Beach, SC with completed leadership projects due within a year. Davis and Aly will be the only City utilities employees to receive the certification. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

Alexandria Police: Building case against Charles Severance


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police say they are building a case against Charles Severance, the person of interest in three murders. Severance has not been charged in the murders, however is behind bars in Loudoun County facing a minor weapons charge.

Police Chief Earl Cool says there is evidence that is unique to Severance, though he would not discuss specifics.

Ballestic tests found that the same gun might have been used to kill Nancy Dunning in 2003, Ron Kirby in November, and Ruthanne Lodato in February. All three were shot just inside their front doors with a small caliber weapon, sources say it was a 22-caliber weapon.

Chief said the murder weapon or weapons have not been found, and he wants the public to know that in case anyone comes across a gun.

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

Design Army's Pum Lefebure Selected as 1 of 2 US Design Judges at Cannes Lions

 

The Chief Creative Officer of the Washington, DC-based firm sees the power of design as a global theme

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, www.designarmy.com, is one of only two US judges in the Design category at the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 15-21, in France. She was selected to judge the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.

Alexandria police focus murder investigation on Charles Severance


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department said Wednesday for the first time publicly that they will focus the murder investigation on Charles Severance in the killing of Ruthanne Lodato.

Alexandria Police Department is still investigating the deaths of Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby, and Nancy Dunning.

Authorities have not made any arrests in the homicides, but have focused the investigation on Severance. According to authorities Severance is now the primary focus.

Throughout the investigation authorities have received over 1000 tips, including connections Severance may have with the homicides, authorities said.

The police department stated it has been a complex and time-consuming process. The investigation continues.

Chief Earl Cook will be talking more about this matter Thursday morning.