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Second teen arrested in connection to April shooting near Nationals Park

The suspect was hospitalized after a separate shooting on Sept. 2. Police later determined his connection to the April 9 shooting near Nationals Park.
Credit: WUSA9

WASHINGTON — Police on Saturday arrested the second suspect in the April 9 shooting near Nationals Park, a spokesperson confirmed. 

The 16-year-old male suspect of Southeast D.C. was hospitalized after a separate shooting on Sept. 2. Detectives interviewing him after the incident later determined his connection to the April shooting. 

Police said he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (gun). 

Metropolitan Police had previously arrested a 15-year-old from Temple Hills, Maryland and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon (gun) for the shooting that took place near the Nationals Stadium on Saturday night.

An official from the department told WUSA9 in April that officers were called to the 100 block of P St. SW around 10:56 p.m. for a report of a shooting. 

Officers found a 16-year-old girl at the location, a man near Potomac St. SW, an adult man and a 17-year-old boy at the Navy Yard Metro Station all suffering from gunshot wounds. 

The victims were all transported to area hospitals for treatment. 

Police said none of their injuries are life-threatening .

The Nationals played the New York Mets on April 9 at 7 p.m. 

They put up a fight but fell to the Mets with a score of 5-0 continuing their losing streak so far in the season. 

Police say that the suspects were captured by surveillance footage.

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