FBI Confirms Shootings Directed at Buildings in Northern Va Connected

The FBI announced today that it has opened an investigation into three shootings that have occurred in Northern Virginia since Oct. 17, 2010.

Investigative evidence has confirmed that shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., involved a single weapon.   Ballistics testing is underway for an overnight shooting that took place on Oct. 25 or Oct. 26 at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly, Va.

The incident at the National Museum of the Marine Corps took place during the early morning hours on Oct. 17, 2010.   A similar incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2010, at the Pentagon after officers reported audible shots fired in the vicinity of the Pentagon’s south parking lot, which faces I-395.

No further information, including a potential weapon used or the caliber of the ammunition, will be released at this time to preserve the integrity of investigative efforts.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force (WFO JTTF) provides critical incident response in the National Capital Region for both federal investigations and the request of any law enforcement agency.   Prince William County Police Department, Fairfax County Police Department and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency are represented on the 35 agency WFO JTTF.

Law enforcement agencies involved are asking that anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle or a person with any information to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637.