Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 17-year-old boy after his father returned to his Fauquier County, Virginia, home to find his wife and 6-year-old son shot to death, the sheriff’s office said.
After the man discovered the deaths, his 17-year-old son fired several shots at him, injuring him, the sheriff’s office said.
The man escaped the house and called 911 about 6 p.m. He was taken to an emergency room and is in stable condition.
SWAT entered the house in the 12000 block of Elk Run Road in the Midland area about 10:15 p.m.
“After trying to establish contact with the shooter for several hours, law enforcement entered the residence, where they believed the shooter was barricaded,” Fauquier County Sheriff’s Sgt. James Hartman said.
Fauquier County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 17-year-old suspect after a man found his wife and 6-year-old son shot and killed and then was shot himself. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports.
Deputies are searching the house, outbuildings and other areas of the property.
Deputies are looking for Levi Norwood. He is a white male with short, purple hair and brown eyes, the sheriff’s office said. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.
Anyone who sees him should call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 540-347-3300. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Authorities urge residents in the area to shelter in place, lock all doors and secure all vehicles.
Stay with News4 for updates on this developing story.
CORRECTION (12 a.m., Feb. 15, 2020): The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office previously said the boy who was killed was 7 years old.