Shooting Damages African American Civil War Memorial

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    Overnight gunfire damaged D.C.'s African American Civil War Memorial Friday. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    Overnight gunfire damaged D.C.'s African American Civil War Memorial Friday.

    Police say as many as seven shots were fired between two people just outside the entrance of the U Street Metro station around 5 a.m. While there were no known injuries, Councilman Jim Graham said one of the walls of the memorial, which is located nearby, was damaged.

    The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not known at this time.

    Shooting Damages African American Civil War Memorial

    [DC] Shooting Damages African American Civil War Memorial
    Overnight gunfire damaged D.C.'s African American Civil War Memorial Friday. Police say as many as seven shots were fired between two people just outside the entrance of the U Street Metro station around 5 a.m. While there were no known injuries, one of the memorial's walls may have been damaged.

    The memorial features a sculpture of uniformed solders and a sailor with a family carved into the backside of the statue. The sculpture is surrounded on three sides by a Wall of Honor, bearing the names of over 200,000 United States Colored Troops, according to the website for the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum.