3 shot in Leesburg, Sterling man arrested

One arrest has been made for the Thursday evening shooting that sent three men to the hospital, Leesburg Police Department announced.

It was around 7:48 p.m. yesterday when LPD responded to the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Rd. and found three men with gunshot wounds. All were transported to the hospital with injuries LPD described as non-life-threatening.

This afternoon, as police were investigating, a report came in that individuals involved in the shooting were back in the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Rd. LPD said officers responded and detained two individuals.

So far, Sylvanus Massaquoi,  a 19-year-old Sterling resident, has been arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with no bond, LPD reported.

In January, Massaquoi pled guilty to a felony drug possession charge in Loudoun. Last month, he received a 5-year sentence, all suspended, and was given 5 years of supervised probation, court records show.

The May 30th shooting investigation is still underway. This is a developing story that will be updated as additional details become available.

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