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Vienna Man Dies Following Lorton Domestic Shooting

Vienna resident Varun Srivastav, 23, has been identified as the victim in a shooting that took place at the Sharpshooters Range in Lorton last week, Fairfax County police reported today (Tuesday).

Police officers responded to a shooting report at 8194M Terminal Road in Lorton at 8:51 p.m. on Nov. 11 and found two adult men who had both sustained gunshot wounds to their upper bodies.

Both men were transported to the hospital, where Srivastav succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 13. The Fairfax County Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide on Monday morning after conducting an autopsy.

The Fairfax County Police Department says that detectives have determined that the suspected shooter was Srivastav’s father, 63-year-old Ajay Srivastav, also of Vienna, alleging that he shot his son inside a car before shooting himself.

“Due to Ajay being released from the hospital prior to Varun’s death, he was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and firearm use in the commission of a felony,” the FCPD said today. “Detectives anticipate Ajay’s charges will be amended to reflect Varun’s passing.”

Ajay Srivastav is currently being detained without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

The investigation remains active as detectives are still examining evidence and interviewing witnesses.

The incident at Sharpshooters Range was one of three shootings in Fairfax County that occurred within 36 hours last week.

Police also responded to a shooting at a Motel 6 in Springfield on Nov. 10 and a shooting that was reported in Burke at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 11. In the latter case, a 17-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

There have been 13 homicides in Fairfax County this year, according to the FCPD.

“I am deeply appreciate of all [our detectives] have done on each of these important cases and the others they are assigned,” FCPD Major Crimes Bureau Commander Major Ed O’Carroll said. “The women and men of the Fairfax County Police Department work tirelessly to safeguard our community against any act of violence as we recognize how detrimental they are to the stability of our community.”

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