WASHINGTON — Editor's Note: This video is from Aug. 2022 about finding solutions for crimes involving juveniles in D.C.
A shooting, just blocks away from a Southeast D.C. high school, sent a juvenile to the hospital Wednesday morning.
Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department responded to Alabama Avenue Southeast, nearby G Street Southeast and just a short walk away from Bard High School, around 9:30 a.m. after a report of a shooting.
At the scene, police found a juvenile boy suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was conscious when he was taken to a local hospital, but not additional information has been released about his condition.
"This morning, a Bard High School Early College DC student was victim of gun violence," DCPS spokesman Enrique Gutierrez wrote in a statement. "Due to this incident occurring near the school's campus, Bard High School went into alert status for a short time. The Metropolitan Police Department gave the all clear for the school to resume normal operations for the day and mental health supports are also available to students to process this incident of violence.”
The victim's identity has not been released.