Yesterday, July 3, 2009 - at around 10:15 a.m., a yet-to-be-identified man rang the doorbell at the service entrance of the Apple Store at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, USA. An employee went to answer the door and just a short time later, a gunshot was heard.
The victim: A 26 year old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. She was immediately admitted to a nearby hospital where she now remains in serious but stable condition.
The suspect, shown in the video below, fled the crime scene on foot:
The police described the suspect as
[A] black male between 35 and 45, with a medium build and facial hair. He was wearing light-colored pants, a light-colored short sleeve shirt, and a dark baseball hat. He was carrying a handgun.
The Crime Solvers has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. If you can aid in solving the crime, you may get in touch with Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).
Callers to Crime Solvers do not have to give their names and do not need to testify in court.
Meanwhile, Apple has issued a statement on the incident:
"We are shocked by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts are with this co-worker and her family. We're working with police to catch the person who committed this act," shared Steve Dowling, Apple Spokesman, with the Washington Post.
[via CNET and via Youtube]