2 women injured in drive-by shooting involving U-Haul pickup truck in Southeast DC

Shots fired from a U-Haul pickup truck struck two women who were walking in Southeast D.C. Thursday night.

Officers say a group of about five people were walking in the 400 block of Southern Avenue at around 11:15 p.m. when a U-Haul truck passed them and opened fire.

Investigators say one of the women was struck in the ankle while the other was stuck in the leg. Police say the vehicle was last seen driving northeast on Southern Avenue.

Police say an armed robbery involving a U-Haul pickup truck occurred last week near Clay Street and 60th Street in Northeast D.C. It is unknown if these incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about Thursday's shooting is asked to call D.C. police.