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2 teens dead after Highland Springs shooting, suspect ‘most likely knew them’

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 06:22:36-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two females that were shot while walking along North Airport Drive in eastern Henrico County have died, according to Henrico Police.

Crime Insider sources say that one victim died at the scene and the second victim died at the hospital.

"We are conducting a preliminary death investigation," Henrico Police spokeswoman Lt. Lauren Hummel said. "This is an active investigation."

According to Crime Insider sources, the two teens shot in the East End were related, and the man who pulled the trigger most likely knew them. The victims were walking down the street with a male when someone in a car drove by and opened fire, Burkett reported.

Police confirmed they were called to the 200 block of Airport Place at about 12:17 p.m.

Police have not yet released information about a shooting suspect, but Crime Insider sources say they have developed a person of interest.

Investigators focused on an area near the Oakmeade Apartment on Airport Drive and East Nine Mile Road.

Schools located near the crime scene were placed on lock down as a on precaution due to the police activity.

"For families of Highland Springs High School, ACE Highland Springs, Elko MS, Donahoe and Fair Oaks ES: All schools will dismiss at their normal times today while police continue to investigate the shooting that took place in the area of North Airport Drive and Airport Court," Henrico County Public Schools officials said. "Special arrangements will be made for students who live in the nearby apartments and townhomes to be taken home safely while the @HenricoPolice investigation continues."

Crime Insider sources say the FBI also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

Anyone with information was asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.