Washington, D.C. was marred by two separate shootings on Sunday, leaving a 13-year-old boy and a man injured, prompting a police investigation into these disturbing incidents.
The initial shooting occurred in the 5000 block of Ivory Walters Lane SE, where law enforcement discovered the teenage victim just before 3 p.m. The young boy had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower right leg, but fortunately, he is reported to be in stable condition, according to authorities. At this time, D.C. police have not released any information regarding potential suspects connected to this shooting.
Subsequently, at 3:53 p.m., authorities responded to another shooting in the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE. In this case, a man was found with gunshot wounds and was promptly transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Homicide detectives were later called to the scene, although official confirmation of the man's condition was withheld pending further investigation.
As of now, police are actively searching for the shooter or shooters involved in these incidents.
Details regarding the motives behind these shootings have not been disclosed, leaving the community in uncertainty and concern.
Please note that this is an evolving story, and updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
Correction (September 17, 2023, at 7:48 p.m. EST): A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the date of the crime. The shootings indeed occurred on Sunday, September 17.