Leesburg, VA – Marcos Antonio Sorto-Argueta, 19, of Leesburg, has been charged with one count of felony aggravated malicious wounding. Sorto-Argueta is currently awaiting a bond hearing. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
The charge stems from a shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2023, shortly before 4:00 AM. The Leesburg Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a report of the sound of gunfire in the 0-99 block of Hancock Place NE. Leesburg Police Officers immediately responded and located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and lacerations to his upper body. The victim was transported by Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Through an investigation, it was determined that the suspect and victim were known to each other.
The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has exterior surveillance video of the incident is asked to contact Detective J. Graham at 703-771-4500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).