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Shooting Outside Jay's in Fredericksburg

One man sustained a non life-threatening injury.

Police.  Patch file photo.
Police. Patch file photo.
A customer leaving Jay's Restaurant and Lounge early Thursday morning was shot in the leg, Fredericksburg Police reported.


The 21-year-old Fredericksburg resident told police he was walking from the business at about 1:20 a.m. to meet his ride in the parking lot when he heard gunfire and saw a man in a white Crown Victoria.

"The victim jumped into the car waiting for him while the Crown Victoria left the parking lot and headed toward I-95," said Fredericksburg Police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe.

The victim then realized he had been injured and was driven to the emergency room. He sustained a non life-threatening shooting injury to his ankle.

The possible suspect in the white Crown Victoria was described as a light-skinned black male with dreadlocks, Bledsoe said.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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