The suspect fled and was later found dead, police said

Four people were shot at a rest stop in Virginia Sunday morning and the suspected gunman was later found dead, police said. 

Shots were fired at a rest stop on the southbound side of Interstate 81, near the 320-mile marker, around 9:30 a.m. in Frederick County, authorities said. 

Four people were shot at a rest stop in Virginia Sunday morning and the suspected gunman was later found dead, police said. 

Virginia State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. 

Three victims were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. A fourth victim was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment. The extent of the injuries they sustained was not immediately clear. 

The suspect fled the scene and was found dead in Frederick County, police said.

Authorities said the incident started as a domestic dispute in the rest area. The southbound rest area was closed to the public during the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Virginia State Police by calling 540-829-7766 or emailing questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


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