Police said Friday night that eight people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot in different parts of a Washington, D.C. area.
The cops think there is a link between the two scenes. At a news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Andre Wright said that the killings happened around 10 p.m. in the southeast part of the city.
Seven guys were shot at the first scene, which police said was in the 500 block of Lebaum Street. Everyone was over 18. Wright said that none of the injuries were life-threatening, and “most” of the people who were hurt were able to get themselves to nearby hospitals.
The second scene took place in the 2900 block of Second Street, which was less than a mile from the first scene. Wright said that the cops were at the scene on Lebuam Street when they heard about the second place.
The Girl Was Shot in Legs
When cops got to the scene on Second Street, they found the 12-year-old girl. Wright said that she had been shot in the legs and feet.
“Thank God she’s stable, and her injuries don’t threaten her life,” Wright said.
Wright said that the information is still “very preliminary” and that the review is still going on. He said that it’s possible that the two scenes don’t have anything to do with each other, but because they happened close to each other and not too long after each other, cops think they do.
Wright said, “Based on how close the two scenes are to each other and how close they are in time, I think that at this point, and I hate to guess, but based on how close the two scenes are to each other and how close they are in time, the two scenes are probably related.” “We’re still looking into both scenes and giving them both the attention they deserve. If anything changes, we’ll let you all know.”
Wright said that there isn’t any information yet about a possible reason for the killings, and he couldn’t say how many suspects may have been involved.
“One thing we know for sure, and we’re asking for the community’s and the public’s health, is that we’re looking for a black sedan, possibly a Mercedes, that witnesses say drove through the block and fired randomly at people here in LeBaum,” Wright said, adding that investigators knew that everyone hurt at the first scene was hurt by gunfire from that car. “We need to make sure that the lookout on the second scene is clear.”
Wright asked people if they knew anything about the case and said that the police department was committed to finding it.
“I think, like I said, that it’s a beautiful night,” he said. “There were people hanging out here, and there were people walking around on the second street scene. For some reason, some people think it’s okay to fire a gun at multiple people at two different scenes, and we won’t let that stand.”
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