On January 4th, just before 11 A.M., police were called to a home in Dumfries, Virginia after a shooting was reported. According to NBC 4 Washington, officers met with a 17-year-old gunshot victim when they arrived, who claims she was in a relationship with the attacker. The teen told them that she and the suspect were in the middle of a heated argument when he began shooting.
Inside the house, were four more victims, all siblings to the 17-year-old girl. Sadly, a three-year-old girl among the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The four remaining victims, between the ages of 14 and 17, were all transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Though they’re expected to recover from their injuries, their return to health will require a lot of time. Another teen, a 14-year-old boy, was in the home during the shooting, but was left uninjured.
The suspect, Kenyatta Lee Oglesby, was found at a business nearby. When asked about the shooting, the 20-year-old was reportedly combative and uncooperative. Oglesby has since then been charged with murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and using a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held without bond.
According to a fundraiser created to help with the funeral expenses and other necessities, the victims were already grieving the loss of their mother when the incident occurred, who had passed away just a few months ago. “Their lives were uprooted and changed drastically overnight,” the GoFundMe reads. “Little did we know that only three months later another tragedy would occur and this time directly involve her beautiful children.”
#Clique Please keep the victims in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to grieve and recover.