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Fairfax police investigating murder of Lorton youth

A 17-year-old youth has been identified as the victim as police continue their investigation of a murder that occurred Sept. 7 in the 9700 block of Hagel Circle in Lorton.

According to Fairfax County police, a sound of gunshots and a report of a possibly shot person was received at 10:36 p.m. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male, lying on a sidewalk, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

An unidentified vehicle reportedly was observed leaving the scene, police said. A perimeter was established around the crime scene by patrol officers and K9 units; the police helicopter was requested, but was unavailable due to weather conditions.

Detectives were called to the scene; they continue to actively process the scene, canvassing the neighborhood, seeking information and evidence.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Maurice Anderson Berger of Lorton. There is no suspect or vehicle description at the moment, police said. The exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Bond of the Homicide Section at 703-246-7800. Callers also can contact Crime Solvers online at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org.

Article written by InsideNova.

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