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70-year-old Virginia man charged with shooting rifle at woman, man during dispute

Bennie Owens (Fairfax County Police)

A 70-year-old Alexandria man was arrested Monday after he shot a rifle multiple times at two people who left a house during a dispute, police said.

When a woman and a man left the house where several people had been in a dispute, Bennie Owens, 70, shot a rifle at them outside the house and in the nearby woods, according to a statement from Fairfax County Police.

The shooting happened in the 6900 block of Deer Run Drive at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday, police said.

Owens was arrested and charged with reckless handling of a firearm and disorderly conduct.

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