Burst of Violence Leaves 7 People Shot in 4-Hour Span in D.C.
WASHINGTON (WNEW) — Seven people were shot during a four-hour burst of violence overnight in Washington, police say.
Gunshots rang out at five separate incidents between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to D.C. Police. The shootings spanned five neighborhoods across the District.
Police haven’t said if any arrests have been made.
The first shooting took place at Central Avenue and 46th Place NE just after 9:30 p.m. Police say two people were shot — one man was shot in the head and is in critical condition, while another was shot somewhere on the body.
The second shooting took place in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue NE around 10 p.m. One man was shot in the hip and another man was shot in the abdomen but both injuries aren’t life-threatening, according to police.
The third reported shooting took place in the 300 block of Parkland Place SE just before 11 p.m. Police say a bullet grazed a woman’s head, and she was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The fourth shooting took place just before 1 a.m. in the 3300 block of Croffut Place SE. Police say a teenager was shot in the leg.
The fifth and final reported shooting took place at 7th Street and N Street NW, where a man was shot in the left leg just after 1:15 a.m. Police are looking for a gold, four-door vehicle in connection to the shooting.
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