Fairfax County Police believe an Oakton man shot his housemate before turning the gun on himself Wednesday night, a spokesman said as he announced the launch of a murder-suicide investigation.
Spokesman Eddy Azcarate said police discovered 43-year-old Ihab Robert Qutob dead upon arrival.
The alleged shooter and suicide victim, Alexander Aden Rios, 27, was taken to a local hospital but died later in the evening.
Police did not confirm where they found Rios in the home.
Police do not know the nature of the men's relationship, but Azcarate said they were both residents of the condo where the shooting occurred. They had lived together for "more than a few months," Azcarate said, though he was unsure of exactly how long.
"There is no reason to believe this argument included a third person," Azcarate said. "This was between the two that lived in that home and both are now deceased."
Fairfax County dispatchers for a report of shots fired in the 3000 block of Trevor House Drive, a row of condos known as the Trevor House neighborhood, located off of Jermantown Road and half a mile away from Route 123.
There is no clear motive in the shooting, Azcarate said. He did not offer comment on whether a suicide note was discovered.
A handgun was discovered at the scene, but Azcarate could not confirm exactly what type it was.
The last homicide in the Fair Oaks Police District, which encompasses Oakton, was in 2010, Azcarate said.
Azcarate said neighbors should feel safe in their homes tonight. Police expect to be out of the area soon.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
This article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Ihab Robert Qutob.