Police investigating two weekend shootings not far from where man shot last week

Police are investigating two shooting incidents in the Hybla Valley area over the weekend, both of which occurred not far from a shooting last week that wounded an 18-year-old man. 

The first shooting happened early Saturday morning between 12:10 and 12:30 a.m. in the 7900 block of Audubon Avenue, according to police. At least five cars and one apartment building were hit by the gunfire, but no injuries were reported. 

The second shooting happened in the same area of Audubon Avenue around 11:40 p.m. Sunday night. “Several” shots were fired into an apartment at a different building, police said. Nobody was injured.

Police are investigating whether the shootings are isolated or they’re possibly related to a shooting Thursday afternoon in the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue. That incident left an 18-year-old man in stable condition at a local hospital. No arrests have been made in that case. 

Victim mugged by acquaintances

A man was robbed by two acquaintances Saturday night in the 2700 block of Arlington Drive, police reported in today’s blotter.

According to police, the victim was sitting outside when the assailants run up to him and pulled a knife. The victim handed over some cash and the suspects fled.

The victim did not need medical attention, and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district over the weekend:

Robbery: A man threatened a store employee at the Home Depot in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center on Richmond Highway while exiting the store with merchandise around 6:15 a.m. Saturday. The incident is still under investigation, police said. 

Larceny: 6800 block of Fort Hunt Road, purse from vehicle
Larceny: 6300 block of Gentele Court, cash from vehicle
Larceny: 6700 block of Richmond Highway, cell phone from business
Larceny: 7700 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 8200 block of Russell Road, cigarettes from business
Larceny: 8100 block of Wellington Road, tools from vehicle

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