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Police Investigate Crossfire Shooting

10:40 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  Two children shot while waiting for free meals in Southeast DC on Monday may have been caught in the middle of a running gun battle.

A 7 year old boy was wounded in a shoulder. An 8 year old was hit in an ankle. Their adult chaperone, Vance Page, was also shot in an ankle.

9News Now's Bruce Johnson reports that witnesses say they saw two men exchanging gun fire while up to 30 students were standing nearby.

Police detectives were back at Savannah and 19th streets in Southeast on Tuesday, looking for evidence to help piece together events that lead to three innocent people being shot --two of them children.

What was missing in the Parkside Village complex Tuesday and perhaps elsewhere in the City was visible outrage.

The victims were shot as they stood with a group of up to 30 children moving to get free meals that are being provided to low income children this summer.

Residents say the victims were caught in a gun battle between two subjects--one of them in a red car.

Where is the outrage--that's what a couple of ministers were asking today at 19th and Savannah streets.

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