WASHINGTON — A shooting on a Metrobus in Southeast D.C. left two people injured Thursday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Officers responded to Yuma Street Southeast, near the 8th Street intersection, for a report of a shooting on a Metrobus running the A2 route just after 8:20 a.m. At the scene, police found two people suffering from gunshot wounds, one on the bus and another on the street outside of the bus.
Police said two young men got into a fight on the bus, and one pulled out a gun and opened fire. The bullet struck the victim and then ricocheted and struck a bystander, a 17-year-old.
The man was shot in the leg and a 17-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her toe in the incident. Both were conscious and breathing when police arrived, and the victims were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The police department is looking for a boy around the age of 17 as the person of interest in the case. According to police, he was wearing a black hoodie, a black coat with holes in front of his coat and camo pants at the time of the incident. In addition, he has been described as being short and skinny, ranging from around 4-foot-8 to 5 feet tall.
Several roads were closed during the investigation and the public was advised to seek alternate routes.
D.C. Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White was nearby when the shooting occurred.
"Some people need to go to jail," White said. "There's no way that every day in the same hundred blocks of the same communities that people think it's OK to open fire on innocent people on a Metro bus kids and seniors traveling on the bus."
The investigation is active and ongoing.