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2 Shot in Southeast D.C. Near Day-Care Center

Incident happened near previous triple shooting



    Two men were grazed by bullets during a shooting on Savannah Street in the same Southeast neighborhood as Monday's triple shooting. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Thursday, June 28, 2012)

    Two people have been shot in southeast Washington near the location of a triple shooting earlier in the week.

    The latest shooting happened just before 2 p.m. in the 2200 block of Savannah Street SE near a day-care center.  Two people are reportedly suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police said they are looking for two people involved in the shooting.  One reportedly was wearing a black skull cap and white T-shirt.  About a dozen shots were fired, News4's Pat Collins reported.

    A man in 20s and a man in his 50s suffered graze wounds.

    Three bystanders, including two children, were shot in a hail of gunfire on Monday in the same area.

    An adult and an 8-year-old boy were both shot in the ankle, and a 7-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder. The 7-year-old suffered the most serious injury, but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, News4's Darcy Spencer reported.

    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that the children were walking with a neighborhood youth camp counselor when the shots were fired. About 30 children were in the line of fire.

    "To open fire when there's children in the street is just ridiculous," Lanier said.

    Bernadette James-Newell, who runs Kids Are People Too! Child Development Center, told Collins she's afraid to let the children there outside on to the playground.

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