A boy was seriously injured after being shot in southeastern DC on Thursday morning, according to police.
The shooting took place in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace SE, south of Suitland Parkway, shortly before 11:30 am, police said.
The officers responded and found the boy with a gunshot wound.
The shooting victim was believed to be 16 or 17 years old, but police did not immediately confirm his age.
No information about an arrest or suspect was immediately released.
Violent crime reports are up 18% compared to the same period last year, district crime statistics say.
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