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Reston Shooting Report Unsubstantiated

Helicopter sweeping South Reston, but no evidence there was a crime.

Despite a television news report that there was shooting near South Lakes High School Tuesday afternoon, Fairfax County Police found no evidence of a crime.

Police spokesman T.J. Rogers said a call was made to police at 6 p.m. The caller said she may have heard gunshots at 4 p.m.

After patrols and the police helicopter were dispatched to the area, it was determined that the girl's story had inconsistencies, said Rogers. Students at South Lakes reported that people who were there for afterschool activities were told not to leave.

Rogers said there was no evidence that anything had taken place. The helicopter swept the area to look for "hotspots" just in case there was a victim, said Rogers. Police found none, he said.

Chris Purcell January 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM
You have the best reporting in Reston!
Louis Matsikas January 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Nice job Karen Sometimes it is better to dispel rhumors than exaggerate them Thanks for the heads up
Scott January 25, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Thanks Karen - on the job again - was wondering what in the world was going on with all the police and helicopter flying above the house. Have a good evening with the knowledge you put a lot of people at ease.
Karen Goff January 25, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Thanks, everyone.
Susan Sather January 25, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I was at a meeting in SLHS, they announced a lockdown and the first place people went for info was here. You're doing a great job keeping Reston informed.

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