13 Hurt In D.C. Shooting, Police Say They Have Video Of Drive-By

Nathan Francis - Author

Jun. 16 2013, Updated 11:51 p.m. ET

After 13 people were hurt in a D.C. shooting on early Monday, police have increased their efforts to bring the shooters to justice while members of the neighborhood cope with the burst of violence.

The shooting took place at close to 2:10 am on Monday in front of a low-income apartment complex in Washington D.C. The drive-by shooting left 13 people hurt, including two critically.

Police said they are searching for the silver or gray sedan that they believe carried the drive-by shooting suspects. To aid in the search police released video of two cars passing by the apartments on North Capitol Street, and at least one of the cars had occupants that fired shots into a group of people there.

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After the shooting 13 people were taken to hospitals, but police said they don’t know how many of them were shot. Those who did suffer gunshot wounds were hit in the legs, feet and hands, with one person shot in the lower back. Police said some shots may have been fired from people in the crowd as well.

The total number of people injured has risen throughout the day. At an earlier press conference, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that 11 people were either shot or grazed by bullets.

Police said the D.C. shooting that left 13 people hurt may have been connected to an altercation at a night club less than half a block away. The club has just closed its doors minutes before the shooting took place.

The neighborhood where the 13 people were hurt is in flux, where a KFC with bullet proof glass sits near a new high-end retail store, and near where National Public Radio recently moved its headquarters.

Residents of Tyler House, the low-income housing complex where the D.C. shooting took place, said the improvements haven’t helped the neighborhood too much.

“It’s like putting a jail in front of the White House,” one resident told the Washington Examiner.

Police said the 13 people hurt in the D.C. shooting could have been in worse shape, and the injury total could have been much higher. As many as 60 or 70 shots were fired in total, police said.


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