Crime and Courts

Man, 73, Shot at ATM in Falls Church: Police

Fairfax County police were searching a vehicle outside a Wells Fargo bank after the shooting

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A 73-year-old man was shot and wounded at an ATM in Falls Church, Virginia, on Wednesday after he stopped there on his way to work, police say.

The victim had been trying to use an ATM at a bank in the 2900 block of Annandale Road about 5:20 a.m. A young man approached him and tried to rob him, police said.

The man was shot in the chest, police said.

The shooter, described as a young man with distinctive black and white sneakers and a large backpack, ran away without taking money or property, police said.

Fairfax County police released this photo showing a suspect in the shooting of a 73-year-old man early Wednesday.

The victim wasn’t found until nearly an hour later, when a bicyclist passed by about 6:15 a.m., police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is in critical condition, police said.

"His family and the community are praying for his health and his ability to survive this heinous, disgusting act," Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said.

The suspect got away either on foot or in a car, police said. A car was seen on surveillance video but it's unclear how they were related.

A 73-year-old man was left fighting for his life after he was shot Wednesday in Falls Church, Virginia, during a possible robbery, police said. News4's Juliana Valencia reports.

Police said they hope to release video and more details later Wednesday.

Officers were seen searching a light-colored Jeep near a Wells Fargo bank. The parking lot was blocked off by yellow police tape.

Jefferson Avenue was shut down between Annandale Road and Madison Place.

The public was asked to avoid the area.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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