Father Charged in Shooting Deaths of Daughter, Son-in-Law in Annandale

Several children inside home at time of shooting

A man has been charged with killing his daughter and son-in-law during a confrontation inside a Northern Virginia home Wednesday afternoon.

Several children were inside the home in the 3400 block of Beverly Drive in Annandale when the victims were shot. None of the children was injured.

Fairfax County police said an argument began between the suspect, 67-year-old Hiep Van Le, and his son-in-law, 45-year-old Dang Ngo.

Le's daughter, 40-year-old Sophia Le, got involved when the argument escalated, police said.

The suspect took out a gun and shot both Ngo and Sophia Le, police said.

Another family member in the home called 911 shortly before 1:30 p.m. and may have been chased by the gunman while on the phone the dispatcher.

Ngo was found dead outside the home, Fairfax County police said.


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When SWAT officers entered the home, they found Sophia Le critically hurt. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Hiep Van Le was found in the home and taken into custody. Le has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Both Le and the victims lived at the home.

Police said two young girls and a teenage boy were in the home at the time.

Neighbors were told to stay in their homes for more than an hour as police cordoned off the neighborhood.

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