UPDATE: Sterling double shooting was likely a “drug deal gone bad”

Virginia

"We average usually one or two a year so it's unfortunate that this happens," the sheriff said on Monday morning.

STERLING, Va. (WDVM) — Sheriff Mike Chapman of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says investigators believe the county’s first homicide in over a year was the result of a “drug deal gone bad.” Investigators believe they’ve identified everyone involved in the crime. Charges have yet to be filed.

“It is unusual to have this — last year we had absolutely no homicides in Loudoun County. We average usually one or two a year so it’s unfortunate that this happens,” the sheriff said on Monday morning.

Previously reported

A double shooting in Loudoun County turned fatal after one victim died of his injuries at a hospital.

He has been identified as 20-year-old, Jeremiah Gray, from Temple Hills, Md.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says the other victim is still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies confirm the double shooting happened along Rusty Blackhaw Sq. just after 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dispatchers received calls about shots fired in the area, and when LCSO got to the scene, the two victims were found with gunshot wounds.

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