Suspect identified in shooting near Virginia youth football games; $1K reward offered

MANASSAS, Va. — Authorities are offering up to a $1,000 reward in the search for a Virginia man wanted in connection with a double shooting that occurred during children’s football games at a Manassas middle school.

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According to and WUSA-TV, Isaiah Malik Gordon, 23, of Dumfries, is wanted on two counts each of aggravated malicious wounding, using a firearm during the commission of a felony and using a firearm on school grounds, Prince William County police said Tuesday. He also faces one count of possessing a firearm on school grounds, police said.

The shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday outside Benton Middle School, where families had gathered to watch children play flag football, reported. Investigators said Gordon and two other men, ages 24 and 33, were involved in a “verbal altercation” that escalated. Gordon then “retrieved a firearm” and fired multiple rounds, striking both men, police said in a Facebook post.

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Posted by Prince William County Police Department on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The 24-year-old man is expected to recover from his injuries, which were initially described as life-threatening, according to The 33-year-old, who suffered injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening, went to the hospital before police arrived at the scene, authorities said.

Investigators, who have not been able to track down Gordon, are now asking for the public’s help. In a Facebook post, police described Gordon, who stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, as Black “with a medium complexion.” He has black hair and brown eyes, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Gordon’s whereabouts should call Prince William County police at 703-792-7000.