WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A 5-year-old boy is recovering after he was shot in Southeast on Friday evening, according to D.C. Police.
The shooting happened in the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE, at around 4:24 p.m.
D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham says an armed street robbery occurred in the area and two of the attempted victims fled the scene. One of the robbers produced a handgun and fired multiple shots.
Newsham says the boy was walking with his mom to a local grocery store when he was struck by a bullet in the abdomen.
Police say the boy was taken to a local hospital following the shooting and is in stable condition.
On Thursday night, an 8-year-old girl was grazed with a bullet on a playground in Southeast. She is expected to be okay, according to police.
If you have any information on both shootings, contact the police at 202-727-9099.