FRONT ROYAL – Police are investigating a shooting late Sunday afternoon involving a 16-year-old male in the 100 block of Steele Avenue.

The teen received what a  police news release described as “an apparent gunshot wound to the foot” and was taken for treatment at Winchester Medical Center where he was later released.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing.

The news release says that officers were called to the 100 block of Steele Avenue to investigate an “alleged shooting” and found the wounded male upon their arrival.

After exiting a Steele Avenue home on Sunday, Front Royal police Sgt. Travis Cave declined to say whether the juvenile was shot by another person or if the wound was self-inflicted.

Two police vehicles were parked outside of the house, and no yellow crime scene tape was placed in the front yard.

Police Chief Kahle Magalis said Monday that the department had received conflicting witness statements about the incident and was still investigating in an effort to learn what had happened.











Monday, September 10, 2018




On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Front Royal Police Officers were called to the 100 block of Steele Ave for an alleged shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound to the foot. The male was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment and later released.


The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the gun was discharged inside the residence of the victim. The investigation is ongoing to determine further facts. At this time no charges have been placed.


Anyone with further information regarding this active investigation is asked to contact Detective Z.M. King with the Front Royal Police Department at (540) 636-2208 or via email at