Sterling party shooting injures one

Loudoun County Sheriff's officials are investigating what may have led to a shooting at a party in Sterling early Saturday morning.

Authorities responded to reports of a shooting on Chippoaks Forest Circle at about 5 a.m. to find a group of young adults at a party. They say an altercation had occurred and a gun may have been accidentally fired.

The bullet ricocheted and struck one of the people at the party. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff's emergency response team was brought in as a precaution because occupants and party goers were not being cooperative with investigators.