Police identify victim in deadly shooting investigation in Midlothian | News
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT)- Police have released the identity of the man found shot to death at the Bristol Village Apartments in Midlothian Thursday morning.
The body of Abdelmagied Elsayed Hussein, 32, was found in the parking lot with blood splattered on the sidewalk.
Investigators say they're tracking three suspects who may be involved in the fatal shooting.
Detectives worked two crime scenes for the incident. An SUV belonging to Hussein was set on fire and abandoned by Byrd Park, near the Carillon, Thursday morning. According to Cpt. Chris Hensley, Hussein's SUV was stolen, and found after 6am abandoned and burning near Byrd Park on South Boulevard, Richmond.
Meantime, the well-manicured Bristol Village neighborhood awoke to an active crime scene. The first call to 911 came in around 4am Thursday, asking officers to respond to the 600 block of Bristol Village Drive. Officers scoured the scene with K9 and forensic units. Neighbors say a body covered by a sheet was visible under a blue police tent.
"We don't think this was a random shooting," Hensley said in an interview. "The victim appears to be targeted, or there was some kind of a fight in the parking lot. We don't want neighbors to think there is a rogue gunman on the loose."
"It's a wonderful place to live...very shocking to hear," said resident Vicki Hotaling.
Some neighbors say investigators stopped some of them, as they were driving to work, asking questions, and even searching their belongings.
"I'm shocked and saddened. I'm really surprised at it," said mother Cecelia Spencer.
Detectives say they don't believe this shooting was random. They say the victim was targeted, or a some sort of altercation broke out in the parking lot.
However, that doesn't make the situation any easier for some people who live in the community full of families and young children.
"A shooting is a shooting. So, you still don't feel safe," said Maria Liu, mom to a newborn baby.
A 39-year-old woman was strangled in this apartment complex, back in 2008.
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