DC shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured including 8-year-old child

WASHINGTON DC — A man was killed and three people, including an 8-year-old child, were injured in a shooting Tuesday night in Washington, DC, police said.

The Metropolitan Police Department said a man was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting around 6 p.m., WJLA-TV reported.

Two other men were shot and injured. The child who was found nearby may have been hit by a stray bullet, police said.

The condition of the victims was not immediately known.

After the shooting, police searched for at least three suspects, including the driver of an SUV and two men who got out of the vehicle into traffic and shot the three adult victims.

“I don’t know why anyone would do such a reckless act,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee.

With Tuesday’s shooting, five neighborhood children were victims of gun violence in less than 48 hours. Four children were shot dead on Monday, including a 17-year-old boy who was killed outside a subway station, WJLA reported.

“I’m outraged every time this happens,” Contee said. “This should really excite everyone in our community and we should be even more worried that someone is doing this during peak hours.”

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