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Two Women Shot In Alexandria, Putting Schools In Lockdown

Two women have been transported to the hospital after being shot in a residential area of Alexandria. One, identified as 59-year-old Ruthanne Lodato, died after being transported to the hospital. A second woman, a caregiver in the home, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Lodato taught music to children and played the organ at her church.

Alexandria City Police say an elderly man knocked on the door of a home on the 2400 block of Ridge Road Drive and shot the two women when they opened the door at around 11:30 this morning.

The incident caused six Alexandria City Public schools to go on lockdown as a precaution. No students were hurt and that lockdown has since been lifted.

Police say they are searching for a balding white male with a full gray beard and they have no indication that the victims knew their attacker.

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