A 13-year-old boy was killed and another boy was injured Sunday when gunfire rang out in the middle of the afternoon in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, police say.
Officers responded to a report of the sound of gunshots shortly after 2 p.m. in the 600 block of S Street NW, police said.
The officers found two boys who were shot and "a number" of other kids ran off, Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters.
Medics took Malachi Lukes of Northwest D.C. to a hospital, where he died a short time later, police said.
The other boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury.
"It's the same story that we keep seeing. It's young people resolving disputes with firearms. And now we got a young kid who's lost his life, you know. A kid who's in the prime of his life lost his life unnecessarily," Newsham said.
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Police stopped a couple of the kids seen running away, and it appears they were with the two boys who were shot, Newsham said. They don't appear to be suspects in the shooting, he said.
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