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Man arrested for shooting juvenile near DC high school, police say

On Thursday, police arrested 45-year-old Delmar Whitley. He has been charged with assault with intent to kill using a gun.

WASHINGTON — Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that left a juvenile injured near a high school in Southeast D.C. 

According to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the shooting happened in the 4800 block of Alabama Avenue SE around noon on Aug. 31. When officers arrived, they found a young boy suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive. 

On Thursday, police arrested 45-year-old Delmar Whitley. He has been charged with assault with intent to kill using a gun.

Police have not released any information regarding a motive in the shooting or if Whitley knew the boy who was injured prior to shooting him. 

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