Washington DC

1 Wounded in Shooting on U Street; 3 Suspects Sought

Officers believe the shooters also stole the victim's phone and moped

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D.C. police are searching for three suspects who shot and wounded a man at 12th and U streets NW overnight.

Police are still investigating, but at this point they say a man was shot at 12th and U about 2:45 a.m. Monday. Officers believe the shooters also stole the victim's phone and moped.

The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital.

Three suspects involved in the shooting were seen last running east on U Street NW toward 12th Street NW, police said. No one is in custody at this time.

Some nearby residents say that there was a shooting in the area about 24 hours before. Police said no one was shot in that incident.

"To have two shootouts on my block within 24 hours of each other is unheard of," said a resident. "It's scary; it's frightening. A lot of people in my building have young children. I mean, they were frightened."

U Street NW was blocked off from 11th to 13th streets for several hours while police investigated the latest shooting.

On Monday morning, police placed markers next to shell casings around a parking garage exit near the scene. Police said they had not yet determined whether those shell casings were connected to this latest shooting or the one that happened the previous night.

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