Metropolitan Police Department (DC Police / MPD)

Second Man Suspected of Shooting 3-Year-Old Boy in Northeast DC

A man caught on surveillance footage at a gas station is suspected of shooting at a 3-year-old boy in Northeast D.C. on Monday.

The man shown on camera is sought by police, the department announced Wednesday evening.

The footage shows a man wearing a black hoodie and ripped jeans stride away from a gas station. Court documents say he headed north on Bladensburg Road and was not seen again.

One man already has been arrested for shooting at a 3-year-old boy and a man on 18th Place NE about 5 p.m. Monday. Both the child and the man have non-life-threatening injuries.

A woman who saw the little boy doubled over in pain scooped him up and raced him to a hospital in her own car, News4 reported Tuesday.

"I noticed that everyone else around me was trying to find their loved ones, panicking, and no one was really reaching for a phone to call 911, and it was already a minute that went past. And a minute was too long to see that much blood come from a little boy," she said. "So I just said, 'Put him in the car. I can take him myself.'"

D.C. police and Mayor Muriel Bowser said they were working to get illegal guns off city streets at the summer approaches.

Anyone with information on the suspect or knowledge of the shooting is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411. A reward of as much as $10,000 is offered.

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