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Teenage Girl Among 5 Shooting Victims In DC Overnight

5:42 PM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A teenage girl is among the 5 victims recovering from gun shot wounds in local hospitals Monday morning after a string of apparently unrelated shootings in the District overnight.

According to Metropolitan Police Department officials, a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were both shot at approximately 1:43 Monday morning in the 4900 block of G Street in Southeast. The girl suffered gun shot wounds to both legs and a graze wound to the chest. The male victim was shot in the face, however, police say the bullet passed through both of his cheeks. Both victims were conscious when they were transported to a local hospital. So far the only information available on possible suspects in the case is a vague description of a silver vehicle.

The spate of violence began around 9:40 Sunday night in the 1600 block of Montello Avenue in NE. That is where a man told dispatchers he heard the sound of gunshots and tried to escape the area on foot. The victim didn't get far before realizing he had been hit in the hand. The victim reported seeing three men at the scene, however, there are no detailed descriptions of the suspects available.

Two apparently unrelated shootings also occurred on the same block of southeast DC overnight, sending two victims to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the first incident was a domestic shooting in the 1300 block of Savannah Street around 10:30 Sunday night. MPD officers found a woman who had been shot in the leg by her boyfriend who fled the scene. Police were able to track the suspect's cell phone and took him into custody within an hour after the shooting.

The second Savannah Street incident happened in the same block around 2:42 Monday morning. That is where police say a man was shot in the lower half of both legs. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to recover. MPD officials say the two male suspects were last scene running toward Congress Street.

If anyone has information related to these shootings, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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