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Roads closed in Hillsboro as Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting

By Brian Farrell,


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were near Hillsboro Road and Charlestown Pike in Hillsboro Thursday after a shooting took place there.

The sheriff’s office said the shooting took place shortly before 12 p.m. As a result of the investigation, roads were closed down.

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Hillsboro Mayor Roger Vance said the incident happened near the Old Stone School, which is the town council’s building. Because of the shooting, government employees were in a lockdown while deputies investigated.

A spokesman for Loudoun County Public Schools said Hillsboro Charter Academy was in a “Secure the Building” status. Classes finished earlier in the week, so no students were there, and the incident was not connected to the school.

At 1:42 p.m., deputies still were looking for the person or people responsible for the shooting. The sheriff’s office said it did not receive any reports that anyone was hurt.

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