3 shot near Ballou High School in SE

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police are investigating a shooting in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened near Ballou High School around 9:02 a.m. It started as a verbal altercation on a Metro bus, according to police.

Police say three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. We're told that two of the victims are 17-year-old and one is 20 years old.

According to WUSA9's Bruce Johnson, two Ballou High School students were among the victims.

One of the victims was shot in the upper leg. One of the victims was treated for a graze wound at the nurse's station at Ballou High School.

Police say a suspect was captured shortly after the incident by a nearby surveillance camera. He is wanted for assault with intent to kill.

Police are looking for two suspects. The first suspect is described as a black male wearing a black snowsuit and white top. The second suspect is described as a black male, 5'6" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black jacket, who has a pony tail and is armed with a gun.

The road is blocked from the 2900 block to the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Use Alabama Avenue as an alternative route.

Witnesses told Bruce Johnson that shootings in the area are not new; there have been a series of neighborhood disputes.

Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Cathy Lanier said every agency is stepping up its youth programs.


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