An outbreak of violence took place in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Friday night as two connected shootings broke out. This resulted in eight people being shot, one of whom was a 12-year-old girl. The Metropolitan Police Department has stated that the shootings occurred at two separate locations, situated approximately half a mile apart from one another.
The first incident took place shortly after 10 p.m. on the 500 block of Lebaum Street, SE. Seven adult males sustained gunshot wounds in this attack. Most of the injured managed to transport themselves to nearby hospitals for treatment.
In the second location, a 12-year-old girl was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound to her lower extremities. Fortunately, she is expected to recover and is currently in stable condition. All injuries sustained in these incidents are considered non-life-threatening.
Authorities believe that the two shootings are connected and are currently searching for a vehicle implicated in the violence. Witnesses have described the car as a black sedan, possibly a Mercedes.
Metropolitan PD Assistant Chief Andre Wright stated that the vehicle in question was seen driving through the area, indiscriminately firing upon several people.
As of now, there have been no arrests made in connection to the case. The investigation is ongoing as authorities seek to uncover the motive behind these violent acts and apprehend those responsible.