Police: Juvenile shot in Southeast

- DC Police are investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of 12th Place in Southeast that injured a 7-year-old boy.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon in the middle of the afternoon by a school and several churches..

Police said the victim was conscious and breathing and taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

FOX 5's Lindsay Watts talked to a teenager who witnessed the shooting.
 
She said the little boy was playing with a friend outside when a man opened fire, shooting several times and striking the child possibly in the shoulder.
 
She said the gunman may have been going after someone else.
 
ANC Commissioner Paul Trantham came to the crime scene, again calling on police and the community to find a way to reduce the violence in Southeast.
 
"The community should be outraged at the fact that this is constantly, continuously going on in Southeast D.C.," Trantham said. "The only time they become outraged and crying is when it touches one of their family members. And it should not result to that before you decide to come out and want to say, 'We're tired of the violence.'"
 
Saturday's shooting happened about two miles away from where another 7-year-old child was shot a month ago. Police said the little girl got caught in a gunfight. She survived and a suspect was arrested.

Officials say the suspect in Saturday's case is a black male in his late 20's or early 30's with shoulder-length hair, wearing a black hoodie and black jeans.

 

 

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