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14-year-old boy shot in the head in Northwest DC, police say

Officers say the teen was breathing but unconscious when they arrived. He has been taken to an area hospital for treatment.

WASHINGTON — Police are investigating after a teenage boy was shot in the back of the head on Labor Day in Northwest D.C.

The shooting happened in the 1700 block of 7th Street NW just before 10:15 p.m.

When officers arrived they found a 14-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The boy was unconscious but breathing when he was taken to an area hospital for help. The teen remains in critical condition, according to DC Police. 

A woman was also injured in the shooting. Police say the unidentified woman was shot in the shoulder and refused treatment for her injuries. 

Investigators are now on the lookout for a silver sedan with dark tints and a dark-colored sedan with dark tints and D.C. plates. 

Anyone who may have information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.


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