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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Four shot in District on Wednesday, one critically

A man who was shot and critically wounded Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington was struck several times as he sat in his car, D.C. police said on Thursday.

The victim, described only as an adult male, remained in critical condition at a local hospital Wednesday with life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. at 14th and K streets, two blocks south of the Potomac Avenue Metro.

Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said the suspected gunman was seen in a black Pontiac getaway car that was later found abandoned in the 1000 block of South Carolina Ave. SE. Alali said the car had been stolen from Prince George’s County.

Alali said the suspected gunman was seen on video surveillance camera heading into the Eastern Market Metro accompanied by three or four other men shortly after the shooting.

Three other people were shot in separate incidents in the District Wednesday night.

About 8 p.m., police said a man walked up to another man in the 3300 block of 23rd St. SE and opened fire, striking the victim in the arm. Police said the gunman was wearing a black coat, black pants and had a black hat pulled over his eyes.

A half hour later, police said a man walking in the 3500 block of East Capitol St. NE heard gunshots and started to run. Alali said the man then realized he had been struck in the foot, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

About 9:30 p.m., police said an adult female was shot while getting into her car in the 2300 block of 15th St NE. Alali said that the gunman was in another car that pulled up to hers.

The police spokesman said the gunman shot the woman several times, and she was being treated at an area hospital. Her condition was not immediately available.

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