A man was shot and killed early Monday morning in the parking lot of the Hoadly Marketplace in central Prince William County.

Officers were called to a shooting in the shopping center at 6330 Hoadly Road at 1:18 a.m., and found a a 37-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. They immediately began first aid until fire and rescue arrived. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, said Prince William County Police Master Officer Renee Carr.

Police say the man and a female acquaintance were in the parking lot when a vehicle approached and shots were fired, striking the victim.

"Preliminarily, this incident does not appear random," Carr said.

The victim's identity will be released once next of kin has been notified.

The case is Prince William County's fifth homicide of 2023.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to

(10) comments

P. J.

Oh and if you live in Bristow, Gainesville, or Haymarket you have about 15 good years left and that’s it.

P. J.

Rick James must of been singing about Woodbridge and Manassas in the song Ghetto Life. PWC is the PG of Northern Va. snd has been for 20 years only it has gotten worse

Tom Manson

Only someone unfamiliar with the ghetto would consider Woodbridge ghetto. Crime is up for sure though.

CarWash Bonzai

My condolences for the victim. This occurred at the run down Valvoline and CarWash by Food Lion. Usually very quiet on that side of town. Hopefully the perps are caught as soon as possible.

Charleston Girl

Why is NoVA the new crime capital of Virginia?

Youngkinz Constituent

Because it isn't?

There's always been crime in Northern Virginia. What's concerning is the rise of juveniles and younger adults committing more crimes, especially violent crimes.

CarWash Bonzai

Not even close. Richmond and Norfolk area surpasses us by a long shot.

Youngkinz Constituent


Wayne the Pain.

Might be time to do some research before posting stuff like this.

Youngkinz Constituent


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