Two men were injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C. Thursday afternoon that occurred just a few blocks from the site where two children were hit by stray bullets earlier this week.
Both men were grazed by bullets close to 2 p.m. in the 3300 block of 23rd Street Southeast, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Hugh Carew said. One of the men was injured in the chest and the other in the thigh, according to police alerts.
Neither man suffered life-threatening injuries and police were searching for two men believed to be involved, Officer Carew said.
It was unclear Thursday whether the shooting was in any way connected to a shooting Monday in the same neighborhood that injured two children and a man in his 40s. A 7- and 8-year-old boy were among a group of approximately 30 children in a summer activities group that were on their way to a free meal program in the neighborhood when a man with a gun began firing in their direction. Police think the shooter was aiming at a person who was running near the group of children at the time.
A second shooting was reported around 5 p.m. Thursday at 4th and Ingraham streets in Northwest.
One man was taken to the hospital in serious condition, Officer Carew said. Police did not have a description of a suspect in that shooting.
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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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