Shootout Leaves Bullet Holes in Quiet Va. Subdivision

Prince William County Police are investigating a shootout that occurred in the middle of the afternoon and left several houses riddled with bullets.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, police went to the 17900 block of Swans Creek Lane in Dumfries after multiple callers reported a gold Saab and a red Kia sped down the street while officers exchanged gunfire.

 While no one was hurt, one vehicle and five houses were struck. One man said a bullet went straight over his head and through his garage. Officers found numerous shell casings along the road.

With the help of a tip, investigators were able to locate the gold Saab a few miles away and identify one of the passengers in the vehicle as 19-year-old Deante Gaines of Stafford, police said. Witnesses claim they saw Gaines firing a gun.

Police obtained multiple warrants for his arrest on counts including possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officers took him into custody Monday outside a home in D.C.

As the investigation is ongoing, Prince William County detectives continue to search for the other car involved and identify other suspects.

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