Five shootings — including one shooting in which two men were injured — were reported within 18 hours of each other in the District on Friday and Saturday, according to police. None of the incidents were fatal.
The double shooting was reported around 2:14 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of 12th Street Southeast. Two men were standing in a courtyard when two other men approached them, and one began firing a gun at them. One of the men was struck multiple times in the head and leg, while the other was hit just in the leg, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Araz Alali said.
Another man was seriously injured in a shooting reported a few minutes later, at 2:21 a.m., in the 1500 block of W Street in Northeast. Two men jumped out of a car at that location and began firing at a man, striking him in the face. The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Also Saturday morning, a man was fired upon during a robbery but was not struck. The shooting took place around 6:16 a.m. in the 4900 block of Blaine Street Northeast.
Three men approached the man and ordered him to the ground in an attempt to rob him, Officer Alali said. Two of the men pulled out guns and took the man’s backpack. The man began to run away, at which point the two armed men opened fire as he fled.
Two additional shootings were reported Friday.
The first occurred in the 5100 block of Fitch Street in Southeast around 12:53 p.m. A man was walking through the area when a truck he did not recognize pulled up alongside him and one man got out and came toward him. The man began firing a gun at him, striking him in the leg as he tried to run away.
Around 5 p.m. Friday, a man was shot in the 500 block of Parkland Place in Southeast. Police had few details about that attack, other than that a man approached the victim and shot him in the back.
No arrests had been made in any of the shootings as of Saturday afternoon, Officer Alali said.
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Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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