A suspect was arrested Wednesday in the May 1 shooting of two injured men as children played flag football near a middle school in Manassas, Va., officials said.
Isaiah Malik Gordon surrendered to police without incident, police said. He is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounds, one count of possession of a firearm on school property, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of an felony and two counts of using a firearm on school property.
The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. near the sports fields of Louise A. Benton High School, Prince William County police said. A youth flag football match was taking place at the school, which is located on Hoadly Road, off Dumfries Road.
“We walk there and then you just hear gunshots. And honestly, I haven’t given it much thought, and then you hear screaming,” one mother said. “It was like terrifying screams.” News4’s Derrick Ward reports on the shooting that injured two people in Manassas.
A kind of argument had broken out between the people on the sidelines.
“I was actually going to help defuse the situation,” coach Dean Lason said. But before he could, things escalated quickly and violently.
“The assailant, he’s standing maybe about two or three inches from the victim. He pulls out a handgun, shoots him twice, runs up the hill,” Lason said.
Police said both victims were taken to hospital, including one who was airlifted there.