Arlington police responded to what was initially dispatched as a shooting in progress in the 2100 block of East Abram Street around 11 p.m. Monday.
A family leaving a restaurant saw two teenagers shooting a gun at them. One person was hit in the head with what turned out to be a BB projectile.
When officers arrived to the scene, they found the two teenagers at a local convenience store. Officers recovered two BB guns that resemble real firearms. Both juveniles were arrested.
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The Arlington Police Department said that this is yet another incident of the tragic consequences of using a replica firearm with criminal intent.
Three weeks ago, widespread panic and mistaken claims of an active shooter were reported during D.C.’s Capital Pride Parade after a man pulled out a BB gun.
Arlington police said that the injured victim in Monday's incident will be okay.