Four arrested in Woodbridge machete attack

Prince William County police have arrested four people, including two juveniles, in connection with a machete attack on two teenagers in Woodbridge last week.


Leonel Antonia Gonzalez, 19, left, and Marco Arquimedes Quintanilla-Flores, 19. (Photos: Prince William County police)

The two victims, an 18-year-old Woodbridge man and a 17-year-old Manassas resident, told investigators they were attacked by a group of people shortly before 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 4300 block of Whitmer Drive in Woodbridge.

The victims were stabbed and cut by attackers wielding machetes and other weapons, police said.

Investigators believe the attack was gang-related, and led to a retaliatory attack the next day at Garfield High School between one of the victims and one of the assailants. The assailant in the Dec. 6 attack suffered a broken nose in the Dec. 7 attack.

Police have charged four people in the Dec. 6 attack: 19-year-old Marco Arquimedes Quintanilla-Flores, who's charged with aggravated malicious wounding and gang participation; 19-year-old Leonel Antonia Gonzalez, who's charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and two juveniles, 16 and 17 years of age, who are both charged with aggravated malicious wounding and gang participation.

Police charged a 17-year-old Woodbridge resident with malicious wounding in the Dec. 7 attack at Garfield High School.

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