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 InsideNoVa.com 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, InsideNoVa.com 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 InsideNoVa.com. 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.