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Shooting at DC Construction Site Leads to Pursuit, Car Fire

Four suspects were arrested, police say

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Two people were hurt Thursday when someone fired shots at an elementary school construction site in D.C.'s Cleveland Park neighborhood, police say.

A group of men were in a car outside 3301 Lowell Street NW when one of the men in the car fired at construction workers outside Eaton Elementary School about 2 p.m., police said. One construction worker has life-threatening injuries; the other suffered non-life-threatening injuries, D.C. police said.

"Everybody went to the ground because, like I say, it was 42 shots," one construction worker told News4.

Police found dozens of shell casings and bullet holes in windows, including a window at the school, which wasn't open at the time of the shooting.

Police spotted the suspects and pursued them throughout the city and into Prince George's County, Maryland, before the chase went back into the city, police said.

The suspects' car crashed and caught fire in the area of Chaplin and F streets SE, police said.

Kamanye Williams, 20, Dominique Franks, 20, and 23 year-old Melvin Morris were arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill. Nkobia Edwards, 17, was also arrested and charged as an adult with assault with intent to kill. All four suspects are from D.C.

Police say they recovered three guns.

The car had been reported stolen out of Fairfax County, Virginia, June 7.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

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