Two arrested after Northwest D.C. shooting

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Police arrested two people in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured one man in the District’s Takoma neighborhood Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the 700 block of Butternut Street in Northwest around 10 p.m. for a report of a shooting and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Araz Alali said.

A person riding in a gold colored vehicle opened fire on the man as the car drove past, Officer Alali said. Neighbors described hearing between five to eight gunshots.

The shooting was not a random attack, Fourth District Cmdr. Kimberly Chisley-Missouri said in a police-run online message board. Shortly after the shooting, police arrested two suspects at a drug store located about four blocks away.

Marcus Owens, of the District, was charged with assault with intent to kill, according to D.C. Superior Court records. Emily Cabrera, of Maryland, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

No further information about the suspects or a motive in the shooting was available Thursday.

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