Police Investigate Shootings in Southeast D.C. - NBC4 Washington

Police Investigate Shootings in Southeast D.C.

Three juveniles injured



    Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School goes on lockdown during three nearby shootings. (Published Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012)

    Three teenagers suffered gunshot wounds in southeast D.C. Thursday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

    An officer near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School heard shots fired about 9:30 a.m. Officers then responded to multiple shooting reports in the area, on the 600 block of Alabama Avenue near the school, on the 3300 block of 4th Street, and on the 800 block of Wheeler Hill Drive.

    MPD said one of the victims was shot outside of the elementary school.  The unconscious boy was transported for treatment to the hospital.  A weapon was recovered.

    Two of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Associated Press reported. A third was in critical condition.

    Triple Shooting in Southeast

    [DC] Triple Shooting in Southeast
    Three juveniles are injured after a triple shooting near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on Thursday morning. Tracee Wilkins reports.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012)

    Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that officers in the area pursued two groups.  Police detained two people for questioning in the investigation, but no one has been arrested.

    News4's Tracee Wilkins said the elementary school was put on lockdown on Thursday morning, but no one from the school was involved in the incident.

    Alabama Avenue was closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to 7th Street for the investigation.  Through the morning, MPD continued to expand the crime scene as they searched for clues.

    In addition to Chief Lanier, Mayor Vincent Gray and Council member Marion Barry visited the scene.