Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Police: 8 people including girl injured in 2 DC firing


WASHINGTON (AP) – Eight people, including a young girl, were injured in two shootings Friday night in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police said there were no casualties in the two shootings as they happened within a short span of time in the same area of ​​the city.

Around 10 a.m. police responded to reports of shots fired on Lebaum Street and shot seven people who were not life-threatening, Assistant Chief of Patrol Services South Andre Wright said at a news conference at the scene.

Wright said most of the victims drove themselves to hospitals.

“There was clearly some chaos because of the number of victims and loved ones,” he said.

While officers were on Lebaum Street, police received a report of shots fired on Second Street, where they found a 12-year-old girl who “had a gunshot wound to the lower extremity,” Wright said, adding that there were no injuries Deadly

Police were searching for a car described by witnesses as a black sedan, possibly a Mercedes, on Lebaum Street, from which the shooters “drove through the block and fired indiscriminately at people”.

Wright said the two shootings were believed to be linked due to the close proximity of the scene and the close timing of the shootings, although a possible motive was not immediately known.

“It’s a lovely night. There were people who were hanging out here and there were people who were hanging out about the 2nd Street scene,” Wright said. “And for some reason you have some people who think it was okay to fire a firearm at multiple individuals in two separate scenes. And we will not let that stand.