Stafford shooting

Screenshot from video near the scene of double shooting in North Stafford. Courtesy Randy Skillin

Detectives with the Stafford County Sheriff's Office are searching for suspects in a Wednesday shooting that left a man dead and a woman in critical condition.

Deputies were called to the Five Twelve gas station at 1075 Garrisonville Road in North Stafford about 10:15 p.m. and arrived to find two people unresponsive in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body, the sheriff's office said in a news release.  An off duty EMT was also on scene rendering aid to the victims.

One of the gunshot victims, identified as 20-year-old Troy Barnett Jr., of Stafford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female victim, 18-year-old Laura Guadalupe Gomez- De La Cruz of Stafford County, was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition, the release said.

An eyewitness reported seeing a dark colored sedan leaving the parking lot of the business at a high rate of speed, headed eastbound on Garrisonville Road.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Jamie Wright, at 540-658-4450.  The investigation is ongoing.       

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