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Fifth Shooting in Fairfax County This Week

After a shooting on Wednesday night, two men suffering from gunshot wounds were admitted to the hospital. The police from Fairfax County are working to determine if the two shootings were related.

The police said in a statement that they received a call a little after 6 p.m. saying that someone was shot on the Queensberry Avenue, Springfield.

The policemen said that they found Velasquez Romero, age 19, from Springfield with a gunshot wound to his hand. He said that there was a masked man involved, but they later determined that he shot himself by accident. He was later charged with reckless handling of a firearm, and he was given a summons.

The same night around 8 p.m., the police received a call saying that a man had been left in the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds to his lower body. The police are still investigating if this shooting was connected to the previous accident.

Counting these two, there have been five shootings in Fairfax County this week. They are still investigating if the shootings were gang-related or if they are somehow connected to the gang shooting which happened in Gum Springs on July 4.

The police are urging anyone who knows more about these shootings to call them. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through either a text message or their website. Any tipper who provides information that could lead to an arrest is eligible for a reward between $100 and $1,000.

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