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Video: Suspected Gunman Runs From Shooting Near Ballou HS

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Video appears to show a gunman running from a shooting near Ballou High School. (credit: Metropolitan Police Dept.)

Video appears to show a gunman running from a shooting near Ballou High School. (credit: Metropolitan Police Dept.)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police have released video of a suspected gunman running from a triple shooting that injured three people, including two teens, near Ballou High School in southeast Washington.

The D.C. Police Department hopes somebody will be able to identify the man and come forward.

The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE around 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to D.C. police. The high school was placed on lock down as police investigated the shooting. In addition, Simon and King elementary schools as well as Hart Middle School were placed on alert status.

The shooting spawned from an altercation that began on a Metro bus, according to WNEW reporter John Domen. Two 17-year-olds and a 20-year-old were shot as they exited a bus near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Alabama Avenue SE.

The shooting victims’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police say the suspect is a black man with a pony tail, roughly 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. The man was wearing a black jacket at the time of the shooting.

Mary Cuthbert, Commissioner of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C, says 911 repeatedly went to voicemail when she called for 20 minutes after hearing four gunshots.

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