A drive-by shooting near New York Avenue and North Capitol Street Northwest early Monday morning has injured 11 people; one is reported to be seriously wounded, none are reported to have been killed.
Reports the Washington Post:
Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said gunmen in two dark-colored cars opened fire just after 2 a.m. on a crowd of people outside Tyler House, an eight-story, subsidized residential building on the south side of New York Avenue at North Capitol Street.
Several people were shot Monday morning outside an eight-story housing building at New York Avenue at North Capitol Street.
The seriously injured victim was wounded in the back, said Newsham, adding: “Thank God no one was killed.”
The shootings occurred around 2:45 a.m. in front of Tyler House Apartments in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW. The apartment complex is 1 mile north of the U.S. Capitol.
Lanier says a large group of people was hanging out on the corner when what’s believed to be a dark-colored BMW, followed by a lighter colored car, opened fire on the group. It’s not known yet whether anyone in the group fired back, Lanier said.
Reports NBC Washington:
Police were laying down evidence markers to mark where bullets or fragments landed in a crime scene that stretches nearly a block. McGrath reported that at least 32 markers have been placed on the street.
Investigators remained on the scene waiting for sunlight to aid in their search for more evidence.
There was a shooting in my old neighborhood in DC last night. Praying for the 11 victims. So scary & sad! washingtonpost.com/local/crime/up…
— Mary Clark (@psalm27creative) March 11, 2013
TV coverage of the shooting is below.