WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A total of six people, including two police officers, were injured in a shooting and subsequent traffic accident that occurred in Northeast D.C. when police were responding to the shooting Thursday evening, Metropolitan police said.
Police received a call at about 6:44 p.m. for a shooting in the 2000 block of Taylor Street NE. Three people — one juvenile male and two adult males — all were shot in the lower extremities and suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
While D.C. police were responding to the shooting, an accident took place between a police cruiser and another vehicle at about 6:48 p.m. at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and South Dakota Avenue NE, according to police.
Three people — two officers and the driver of the other vehicle — were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, city fire officials said. The police cruiser allegedly struck the left front of a blue Chevy sedan, WNEW’s Cameron Thompson reports.
Both vehicles suffered significant damage — the front driver’s side of the Chevy was crushed and the tire was turned under the driver’s side door, while the police cruiser had one door ripped off, another barely still attached, and a tire missing. The force of the crash launched the cruiser half onto the concrete wall of a home’s elevated lawn.
Police said the shooting and accident are still under investigation.