A Vietnamese-American man has been charged with murder after police say he shot and killed his daughter and her husband in Annandale, Virginia early on Wednesday morning.
Hiep Van Le, 67, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, local news website wtop quoted Fairfax County police as saying.
According to investigators, an argument began between Le and his son-in-law, 45-year-old Dang Ngo around Tuesday midnight, and escalated when his daughter, 40-year-old Sophia Le, became involved.
Hiep Van Le then allegedly pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Ngo was struck and killed outside the home, and police say Sophia Le was injured inside the home.
Reports of the shooting Wednesday triggered a heavy police response — patrol officers, SWAT, police dogs and a police helicopter — to the scene at around 1:30 p.m.
Police then found Sophia Le injured inside the home. She was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but later died from her injuries.
Hiep Van Le was also found inside the home and taken into custody. Two young girls and a teenaged boy were home at the time. Police say they were not injured.
Police say Hiep Van Le and the victims all lived at the home.