Three People Wounded In Shooting Near Washington Nationals Park


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Three people were wounded in a triple shooting Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the Nationals Park baseball stadium.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of gunshots on the 1400 block of 1st Street in Southwest, D.C., arriving at the scene just before 3 a.m. Authorities found two women and a man suffering from gunshot wounds and hospitalized the three victims for non-life threatening injuries.

One woman had a gunshot wound to the leg, the second woman suffered wounds to her hip and ankle, and the man had a bullet graze his cheek, reports WJLA.

Police do not have a suspect in custody or a description of a person of interest, but said they are looking for a cream or tan colored car that may have been involved in the triple shooting. (RELATED: 19-Year-Old The Latest Victim In String Of DC Murders, Violent Crimes)

Violence spiked across D.C. last week, with a number of shootings and stabbings. A man died after being shot multiple times on Georgia Avenue in northwest D.C. in the afternoon August 8. A drive-by shooting in Dupont Circle left two men wounded early Friday morning just as bars and popular nightlife spots in the area closed, and a 15-year-old boy shot a man in the face in a McDonald’s bathroom attached to the Verizon Center Friday in broad daylight.

The latest victim is 19-year-old Gary Thompson, of Suitland, Md., who died in a shooting on V Street in southwest D.C. Saturday afternoon.

D.C. is suffering a violent year, with 85 homicides across the city. The District experienced a staggering 53 percent spike in the murder rate in 2015, the highest rate in eight years. The alarming surge in homicides continues in 2016, tracking closely with last year’s figures. There were a total of 105 homicides in 2014.

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