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Police: Man shot inside Virginia grocery store

November 21, 2021 GMT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A man who was shot inside a Virginia grocery store was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.

A man who called police on Saturday evening said he had shot somebody in the Food Star store on Leesburg Pike in Fairfax County, said 2nd Lt. James Curry, a county police spokesman.

The caller said he was acting in self-defense when he shot the man, Curry told the Washington Post.

The wounded man was being treated for injuries that appeared to be life-threatening, according to police.

No charges were immediately reported. The police department tweeted that its detectives were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting.