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2 teens shot in DC, Maryland on Thanksgiving Day

DC Police say someone shot a 15-year-old near the 'Turkey Bowl'. Forty minutes later, Greenbelt Police said a 16-year-old was also shot in their Maryland community.

GREENBELT, Md. — Two teens suffered gunshot wounds, in two separate shootings, in the D.C. region on Thanksgiving Day.

The first shooting happened in Northeast D.C., near Eastern High School, around 1:20 p.m.

DC Police said someone shot a 15-year-old boy at the intersection of East Capitol and 17th Street NE.

D.C.'s annual Turkey Bowl football game between Roosevelt and Dunbar high schools happened to be going on just yards away from the shooting at the same time.

MPD said the shooting was not connected to the football game. The teenager also suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to one of their legs.

Police added that they have a person of interest in the case. MPD said a witness told them they saw an adult woman hop into a car and speed away from the scene. The department believes the shooting was targeted.

MPD also has a lookout description for a car that drove away from the scene. Police are looking for an older model of a gray Toyota Camry that has body damage. The car also has DC tags: FP3600 

"I'm tired of talking to you guys about this," said MPD Commander Tasha Bryant. "Not only are we covering stories about kids being shot. We're also talking about kids shooting other kids. Kids robbing other kids. Kids committing violent crimes in a way that we've never seen."

MPD also recovered a gun on scene, but officers were able to determine it did not belong to either the shooter or the victim.

Forty minutes later, around 2:08 p.m., Greenbelt Police were called to investigate a shooting that also left one teenager injured.

The shooting occurred near Mathew Street and Ora Glenn Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the incident. 



At least 130 children have been victimized by gun violence this year in the DMV

Last week, gunfire altered the lives of multiple children in the D.C. region.

On Thursday, someone shot a teenager on a Metrobus in Southeast D.C. A nearby school had to be placed on lockdown.

On Wednesday, police found a mother and her 4-year-old daughter shot dead in a Hagerstown hotel.

And, just five days before that, DC Police claimed a teenager shot another teenager multiple times in Northwest.

These are just a few of the children whose lives have been impacted by gunfire in D.C., Maryland, or Northern Virginia over the last year.

WUSA9 reviewed all the stories it’s covered since 2022 where a juvenile, aged 17 or younger, has either died or has been injured by gun violence. It also recently obtained data from the Metropolitan Police Department showing how many juvenile gunshot wound victims there have been so far this year in D.C.

Overall, WUSA9 determined at least 130 children in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have been victimized by gunfire in 2022. That’s almost two school buses of children, five classrooms full of students, or more than eight teams of little league baseball players.

In D.C., authorities say at least 14 kids of those kids were killed.

WUSA9 has also reported on close to three dozen incidents in Maryland and Virginia where at least 37 children have been injured or killed from gunfire.

"We're all traumatized at this point,” DC Gun Violence Prevention Director Linda Harllee Harper said. “I think that's a very real reality.”

It’s important to note, children who have died or have been injured from guns are more than just statistics.

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