Mother Arrested in Loudoun, Charged with Shooting Daughters

The 33-year-old woman charged with shooting her two daughters—one fatally—at a Tyson’s Corner apartment Sunday night was arrested in the Potomac Station neighborhood near Leesburg.

Veronica Youngblood, of McLean, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 5-year-old daughter, Brooklynn.

Fairfax County Police officers were called to the apartment on Lincoln Circle at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 5 and found the two young shooting victims, one already dead. Youngblood was later found in the Leesburg neighborhood of Potomac Station when she went to a home on Silverwood Terrace to meet with an acquaintance, who alerted the Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested without incident and her weapon was recovered.

Youngblood was held without bond following an arraignment in Fairfax District Court on Tuesday.

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