WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just before 9 pm last night, a shooting on the 5000 Block of Benning Road in Southeast D.C left one woman dead, and a 15-year-old and another male victim injured.
The Washington, D.C. Metro Police were called at 8:51 to investigate a shooting. When police arrived, they discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries. A 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder and another male victim was shot in the leg.
According to police, it appeared that the suspect opened fire near the Moon Star Carry-Out striking the 15-year-old and the adult male. The 15-year-old pulled out a gun and began firing back.
The woman who was in the carry-out appeared not to be the intended target. Her identity has not been released at this time. Police have not concluded whose bullets hit the woman.
The 15-year-old will be charged with carrying a pistol without a license and other gun charges after he is released from the hospital.
This case remains under investigation. If you have any information about this shooting, please call the police at 202-727-9099 or TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.