WASHINGTON - A teenage boy was shot in Northeast D.C. Friday afternoon, according to D.C. police.
Police received a call about the shooting at around 4:07 p.m. The 16-year-old boy was found shot in the back inside an apartment in the 1900 block of 3rd Street, which is located about a block away from McKinley Technology High School.
D.C. police tweeted that they are on the lookout for two black males wearing all-black clothing. One of the suspects has twists in his hair. They were seen in a grey Honda vehicle with Virginia tags.
Police say the victim was conscious and breathing, and he was taken to a local hospital.
A forensics team along with at least three K-9 units were seen investigating the scene.
Last month, about a block away from Friday's shooting, a woman said she was injured in an unprovoked attack on 2nd Street. The victim told FOX 5 that a group of teenage girls came from behind, knocked her to the ground, and kicked and punched her.
This shooting also comes in Ward 5 where two other high-profile deadly shootings involving teenage victims have taken place since August. In September, 16-year-old Zaire Kelly was fatally shot while he was defending himself during a robbery attempt as he was walking home from a convenience store in Northeast D.C.
In August, 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor was killed after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout while she was driving on Saratoga Avenue.