Boy, 4, and man shot in Northeast

WASHINGTON — A suspect is in custody and a man and a 4-year-old boy were taken to a hospital after a shooting Monday evening in Northeast D.C.

The D.C. police said two people were shot around 6:15 p.m. on 18th Place in Northeast, at M Street, just east of Bladensburg Road.

One of the victims is a 4-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen, WTOP’s TV news partner NBC Washington reports. A good Samaritan rushed the boy to the hospital, NBC Washington adds.

The two victims’ injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

A witness told the police that they saw a maroon Jeep drive by, and saw shots fired from inside it. The witness then saw the Jeep in the parking lot of Eddie’s, a restaurant about a half-mile away on Bladensburg Road.

Video footage then showed the suspect, Kenneth Warren Morris III, 23, walking from there to a nearby gas station and dropping a ski mask in the garbage can there. Officers found Jackson running north on Bladensburg Road. He was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill.

 

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