Bullet Grazes Child's Leg in Northeast D.C.

Police are still investigating

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 2:41 PM EDT
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Police say a 10-year-old was grazed in the leg with a bullet in Northeast Washington early Monday morning. News4's Tracee Wilkins has more.

Tracee Wilkins

Police say a 10-year-old was grazed in the leg with a bullet in Northeast Washington early Monday morning. News4's Tracee Wilkins has more.

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Child Shot in Northeast Washington

Police are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old girl Monday morning at the intersection of New York Avenue and Fenwick Street in northeast Washington. News4's Tracee Wilkins is there with more.
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Police say a 10-year-old girl was grazed in the leg by a bullet in northeast Washington early Monday morning.

A woman arrived at the 6th District Police Station carrying the victim at about 3:45 a.m. The girl had an injury to her leg from a drive-by shooting, authorities say.

D.C. Police say the incident happened at the intersection of New York Avenue and Fenwick Street in northeast D.C.

The woman told officials she was in a Dodge Ram pickup truck with the 10-year-old victim when three women and a man pulled up next to her in a white vehicle. She said that's where the shots came from.

News4's Tracee Wilkins counted at least two bullet holes in the Dodge Ram.

The driver of the Dodge Ram police she then drove three miles across town to the 6th District Police Station, although officials say the 5th District Police Station was closer.

Authorities said the victim and the driver of Dodge Ram share the same last name, but are not saying how they are related.

The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

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