“It is believed that they were workers in the area, landscape gardeners,” Alexandria police spokesman Marcel Bassett said of the victims. “They were neither the residents nor the suspects.”
Police said they arrested a 27-year-old man they said was a suspect in the incident, but he had not been charged with the murders as of Monday.
The investigation into the murders by Anaya Hernandez and Rivera Guzman is ongoing, police said. Alexandria prosecutors declined to comment Monday, citing the active investigation.
Relatives of Anaya Hernandez and Rivera Guzman could not be reached.
According to police, the incident began as a burglary just before 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Officials said calls to possible burglaries and gunshots came from several apartments in different buildings. Alexandria Police Chief Don Hayes said at a news conference Saturday that the shots were fired in only one location.
Monika Mathur and Alice Crites contributed to this report.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/07/18/landscapers-killed-alexandria-assembly/ Police: Two men killed in Alexandria were bystanders doing landscaping