4 shot near Verizon Center Halloween night

WASHINGTON — Three people were shot near the Verizon Center in the District Halloween night as a Fleetwood Mac concert was in progress.

D.C. Police say the victims were shot near 700 F Street Northwest around 10 p.m. but all three have “grazing wounds” and none of the injuries are considered serious.

A second shooting then took place on H Street between 3rd and 4th Streets near the earlier shooting spree outside the Verizon Center Friday night. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the other individual who was shot has a type of graze wound. It is unclear if both shooting incidents within blocks of one another are related. “There’s literally 25 police officers within this block all night,” she says.

Police are looking for an African-American male with a blue jacket and a red and gray skull cap as a possible suspect in the shooting. NBC 4 reports police are looking for a group of juveniles in connection with the incident.

The Fleetwood Mac concert let out about 25 minutes after the first shooting incident.

“Halloween, obviously, we try and keep up with all of the things that are going on with different kids and groups of kids and adults … we had a lot of people out here to keep the high visibility,” Lanier says in a statement to the press.

“We’ve got a lot of people we’re talking to tonight. Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll have some better answers,” she says of the ongoing investigation.

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