Fairfax County detectives investigating death of 17-year-old as a homicide

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Detectives in Fairfax County are investigating a homicide that happened on Wednesday night in the Lorton area.

A 17-year-old young man was pronounced dead on the scene, after suffering from a gunshot wound.

It all happened on the 97-hundred block of Hagel Circle, around 10:30 p.m. Officers responded to a report of gunshots – and they found the victim, identified as Maurice Berger. They said he was injured, and lying on a sidewalk – but not long after that, he passed away.

An unidentified vehicle was seen leaving the area, but there’s no suspect or vehicle description yet. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 703-246-7800.

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