A 33-year-old woman has been accused of shooting her two daughters Sunday night, killing one of them.
Veronica Youngblood has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting, and additional charges are expected, Fairfax County police say.
Officers were called to the 1500 block of Lincoln Circle in McLean, Virginia, at 10:15 p.m. When they entered the apartment, they found two victims. One of the children died at the scene while the other remains in life-threatening condition, police say.
Youngblood was found in neighboring Loudoun County after she knocked on the front door of an acquaintance, and that person called police.
News4 obtained audio of the call, which suggests the two victims are Youngblood's daughters.
"Silverwood Terrace. Advising the suspect is there saying she just killed her two daughters. Currently has a gun," a dispatcher says in the call.
Court documents reveal Veronica Youngblood has a 5-year-old daughter named Brooklynn Youngblood and an older daughter.
A medical examiner confirmed to News4 that a Brooklynn Youngblood died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Police said they cannot identify the victims due to a state law passed in Virginia in 2017. Police need written permission from the families of juveniles to release their names. Authorities have not commented on the relationship between Youngblood and the victims.
Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia local news, events and information
A gun was recovered at the scene when Youngblood was arrested, police say.
Court records reveal Veronica Youngblood has spent years in court with her ex-husband in divorce proceedings and hashing out custody issues. At one time, her ex-husband got a protective order against her, according to documents.
Although they divorced, the pair lived together at a townhouse so they could both be part of the girls' lives, court documents said.
A custody order says Youngblood was scheduled to move to Missouri this week, where her ex-husband was relocating, but that Youngblood didn't want to go.
Police say Youngblood is being held without bond. She is expected to appear in court Tuesday.