Gun violence

Teen Shot on Train at Petworth Metro Station After Apparent Altercation: Police

Police were not able to immediately confirm whether the shooting happened aboard a train or inside the station

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A teenage boy was shot and wounded Friday morning on a Metro train in the District.

The shooting happened on a Green Line train at the Georgia Avenue – Petworth station in Northwest D.C. shortly after 8:30 a.m., the Metro Transit Police Department said.

Authorities said preliminarily it appears there was an altercation between a group of juveniles on a train before the teen was shot.

Police said the victim had a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

Metro Transit Police are leading the investigation and searching for a suspect.

Green Line service was briefly suspended between U Street and Fort Totten. Rail service resumed shortly before 9:30 a.m., but trains are bypassing the Georgia Avenue – Petworth station. Shuttle bus service is available.

Metro said riders should expect delays.

This is a developing story. Stay with NBC Washington for more.

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