Fairfax County police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Lorton, Virginia.
Officers were called to the 9700 block of Hagel Circle just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, they found Maurice Anderson Berger of Lorton lying on the sidewalk.
Berger was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors told police they saw a vehicle leaving the scene, but they were not able to provide a description. Police also don't know whether the vehicle was involved in the shooting.
The family released the following statement:
"We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the outpour of love, support, and concern from all who have heard of this tragedy. As you can imagine, we are deeply hurt over the loss of our loved one; words can't describe the full extent of our grief. Maurice will always be treasured and affectionately remembered for his kindness, humor, and warm spirit. We ask that anyone with information please speak only to the proper authorities and that our privacy is respected as we grieve."
Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to call police.