16-Year-Old Dead, 14-Year-Old Injured in Fairfax Co. Shooting

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    An 18-year-old shot two younger teens inside a home in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria Monday night, killing one of them, police said. News4's Pat Collins reports.

    An 18-year-old shot two younger teens inside a home in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria Monday night, killing one of them, police said.

    Kevin "Mook" Johnson, 16, died at an area hospital after he was found with a gunshot wound around 8 p.m. inside a home in the 4000 block of Pembrook Village Drive.

    An injured 14-year-old was found outside the building. As of Tuesday afternoon, the teen was reportedly in stable condition.

    One Dead, Another Injured in Fairfax Co. Shooting

    [DC]  One Dead, Another Injured in Fairfax Co. Shooting
    Police confirm one person has died and another was injured following a shooting in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria Monday night.

    Several people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, and police say Johnson knew the people he was around at the time.

    "He's young, he didn't know what was going on. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time," Johnson's grandmother Diane Bell said.

    "An 18-year-old discharged a weapon which struck the victims," a police report read, in part.

    The exact circumstances of the shooting have not been made public and no arrests have been made.

    Officers said they don't believe there is a larger threat to the community, and they believe they've identified everyone involved.

    A man who lives down the street from the shooting told News4 he saw a gun on the ground while taking out the trash. He immediately called the police.

    "Can you imagine what would have happened if one of these kids got ahold of the gun?" another neighbor said.

    It's unknown if the gun was related to the shooting, but police said the weapon used in the shooting has been recovered.

    Johnson was a student at the Bryant School, where grief counselors are on hand to help his classmates.