3 shot, wounded in D.C. convenience store

WASHINGTON – Two men and a woman were shot inside a Market Place convenience store located at a BP gas station in Northeast D.C. around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to a report from FOX 5, police say the victims were shot in the arm and the leg and suffered non-life threatening injuries. One of the male victims worked in the store, located on Benning Road near 44th Street.

The shooting occurred over what was described as a customer dispute.

“Apparently we believe he wasn’t being served fast enough,” Inspector David Taylor of the Metropolitan Police Department told FOX 5.

“We don’t know just yet – this is something we are investigating, but it rose to the level of him ultimately firing several rounds inside the convenience store,” he said.

Police are currently looking for the suspect who fled the scene in a black Mercedes Benz. The suspect’s vehicle was later found near Blaine and 49th streets after colliding with a Dodge Caravan on the corner and crashing into cars parked on the side of the street, FOX 5 reports.

One witness to the scene of the crash did not see the driver, but said his aunt saw somebody run down an alley shortly after the collision.

At last report, FOX 5 says the victims, who have not been identified, were hospitalized in relatively serious condition.

Watch FOX 5’s report:

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