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Six Shot in Washington, D.C. During Halloween

Six Shot in Washington, D.C. During Halloween

WASHINGTON (WTTG) –  D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a person was taken into custody “within minutes” of a Halloween night shooting in Georgetown.

The shooting on M Street in one of the busiest parts of the city has put a 17-year old in critical condition. A person arrested nearby has been charged with carrying a pistol without a license. The police chief would not speculate whether that person will be charged in connection with the shooting of the teen. The victim is said to live in southeast Washington.

A total of six people were wounded in five separate shooting incidents on Halloween night, although Chief Lanier said she did not believe the holiday necessarily had anything to do with the woundings.

The shootings happened in five of the seven police districts in D.C. Almost all of the wounded were teenagers, including one girl. One adult, a 44-year old man, was also hit by gunfire.

All except the teen shot in Georgetown are said to be suffering from “non life threatening injuries.”

Chief Lanier said in three of the five incidents, the shooters and victims “may have been known to each other.”

Mayor Vincent Gray deplored the shootings, but pointed out that homicides and shootings in D.C. are fewer in number than in previous years.

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