Teen arrested for shooting 19-year-old in Fairfax Co.

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A 14-year-old boy was arrested for shooting a 19-year-old boy in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Saturday.

Fairfax County Police responded to reports of a shooting in Hybla Valley Saturday night, according to a press release .

Police say a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm and lower body around 5 p.m. in the 7400 block of Vernon Square Drive. He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 19-year-old was walking to a nearby apartment when a 14-year-old boy approached him and shot him, police said.

A nearby home was also hit by a bullet in the shooting, which police do not believe was random.

Authorities searched the area extensively and did not find the suspect. He was later found after police contacted his mother and she took the boy to the Mount Vernon police station, but the firearm was not recovered.

According to police, he is being held at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center and is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411 -TIPS (866-411-8477). .

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