Three people wounded in Northwest shooting

April 7, 2012

4:40 p.m. Update: Authorities said they are looking for four people in dark clothing suspected of robbing a dice game.

Original post: Three people were shot and wounded Saturday afternoon in the courtyard of a residential complex in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Police responded to the 100 block of Q Street about 3:10 p.m. and found three male victims wounded, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman.

The victims were described as two men and one male juvenile, Carew said. One victim suffered critical injuries and two sustained serious wounds, police said.

All three were taken to a hospital.

No further details were immediately available.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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