D.C. Metro Station Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old Dead, 14-Year-Old Injured

An underground subway station in downtown Washington, D.C.
An underground subway station in downtown Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A shooting at the Congress Heights Metro Station left one juvenile dead and one injured. This incident occurred at the 1300 Block of Alabama Avenue in Southeast D.C.

Just after 10 pm, gunshots were heard by a Metro employee at the station. Officers with the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Department arrived at the location four minutes later, and the MPD had already arrived. Police discovered the two teens shot at the bus bay.

The 17-year-old was given CPR at the scene, and the two victims were rushed to nearby hospitals.

Unfortunately, the 17-year-old male succumbed to his injuries.

The 14-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

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During a press conference, the 7th District Commander John Branch and Deputy Chief George Nader said that they believed that the shootings were targeted.

Branch said, “It wasn’t a situation where someone drive by in a vehicle. This was a very definite targeted incident from what we can tell at this time at this point in the investigation.” Police also said multiple shots were fired at the victims.

If you have any information about this shooting, please take no action but call the police at (202) 727-9099 or text the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.