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16-year-old boy arrested in double shooting in SE DC, police say

The teenager has been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon after allegedly shooting and injuring a man and juvenile.
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WASHINGTON — DC Police have made an arrest in connection to a double shooting in Southeast, D.C. on Nov. 26. A 16-year-old was arrested Dec. 1 and charged with assault. 

Officers from MPD's Sixth District responded to the 2200 block of Minnesota Avenue, SE at 3:55 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Once on scene, they found two victims -- one juvenile male and one adult male -- suffering from gunshot wounds. The two were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries, and were both expected to survive. 

Initial police investigation led detectives to identify a 16-year-old boy as the suspect in the shooting. On Wednesday, DC Police arrested the teenager, who is from SE, and charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The shooting is still under investigation. 

The shooting occurred near Boone Elementary School, though school was not in session that day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Police ask anyone who has knowledge of this incident to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.

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