Teen shot near annual Turkey Bowl in Northeast DC

A 15-year-old boy was shot in Northeast D.C. on Thursday afternoon during the annual Turkey Bowl championship football game at Eastern High School.

D.C. Fire and EMS told WTOP they responded to a reported shooting around 1:25 p.m. in the 1600 block of East Capitol Street Northeast, about a block from the high school.

The teenager was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. WTOP’s news partner, NBC Washington, reports that the teen suffered a leg wound, and that another bullet damaged a windshield.



Police are searching for an older gray Toyota Camry with D.C. plate number FP3600. It was last seen headed west, police said.

D.C. police Cmdr. Tasha Bryant said around 2:30 p.m. that the shooting was not connected with the game or a dispute that broke out in the stands during the Turkey Bowl “at all.”

She added that it was likely a targeted attack, and that the game continued and fans left the game without incident.

Officers are also investigating another shooting at 49th and North Capitol streets Southeast in which a man was wounded. Police said the two incidents are not related.

“I’m tired of standing in front of you guys talking about gun violence,” Bryant said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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