Shooting in southeastern DC leaves five people injured

EVENT. Police at the scene of a shooting at the Alabama Plaza shopping center, Tuesday, September 21, in southeastern DC. | Photo: Peter Hermann / The Washington Post.

This Tuesday, five gunshot wounds were recorded, including a 13-year-old boy, after a gunman shot at a group of people who were in front of a store in a shopping center in southeastern Washington DC, according to the authorities.

The last: DC police said the incident took place in the morning in the 2200 block of Alabama Avenue, near Suitland Parkway, in the southeast. All five people were conscious and breathing.

  • The police said that the injured were two men, two women and a minor. One of the injured and the child arrived alone at the hospitals to receive treatment.
  • At a press conference, DC Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said a gunman fired at the group outside the store.

What do they say? “When someone blatantly shoots into a crowd of people, that’s unacceptable,” Contee said as detectives worked the scene behind him. “It shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone in our community.”

  • The incident remains under investigation. DC has experienced an increase in violence during the pandemic. Homicides in the capital increased 15% from last year.

Main source of the news: The Washington Post.

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