WOODBRIDGE, VA – Two men were shot dead at a Halloween house party in Woodbridge early Monday morning as the party continued on into the early morning hours. On November 1 at 2:03 AM, police officers responded to a residence located in the 3300 block of Bristol Ct. in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a 9-1-1 call reporting shots fired.
The investigation revealed that there was a large party at the home when the shooting occurred. Three individuals, two men, and a woman were located at the residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers attempted first-aid on one of the men and the woman until rescue personnel arrived at the home. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was flown to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
While investigating, a third man arrived at an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was determined to have also been at the residence at the time of the incident. Police have identified a total of four individuals who were shot during the encounter, all are believed to be adults. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively investigating this incident to determine what led up to the shooting. No suspect is in custody at the time. There is no threat to the surrounding community. The incident was isolated to the above residence and was not random. The names of the deceased will be released upon notification of a next-of-kin. Additional information about the incident will be released when it becomes available.
Detectives with the Homicide Unit have identified the two men killed. The deceased were identified as Christopher Alan Johnson, 24, of Alexandria, and Frank Chineji Sapele, 25, of Arlington. The two other individuals who were also shot during the encounter were identified as a 23-year-old man of Triangle and a 24-year-old woman of Fairfax; both are expected to survive their injuries. Detectives continue to seek assistance from any witnesses to the incident. Additional information will be released when available. The investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703.792.7000.
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