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Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Two injured in overnight double shooting in Northwest Washington

Two people were shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday in Northwest Washington, and both victims are expected to survive, according to D.C. police.

The double shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Sherman Ave., on the eastern boundary of Columbia Heights, at an intersection that includes a gas station, a liquor store and residential townhouses.

Police said one man was wounded in the chest and a second man was hit in the arm. Authorities said both victims were recovering in a hospital and were described as conscious and breathing at the scene. Police said the victims could not describe the gunman and could only say the car used was dark in color.

District police are also investigating other violence, including another shooting that occurred Monday night in the 2400 block of Southern Avenue, near Suitland Parkway. Police said a 17-year-old was shot in the arm shortly after 7:30 p.m. Police had no further details.

In addition, two people were stabbed in Northwest, police said. The most recent incident occurred about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Adams St. Police said an adult male was stabbed in the head during an argument with his roommate, but that the injuries was not serious. They described the victim as conscious and talking at the scene. Police said Tuesday morning that a suspect is in custody awaiting charges.

About 8:30 p.m. Monday, police reported another non-fatal stabbing in the 400 block of Florida Ave., NW. Police said the victim was stabbed in the shoulder during an argument with an acquaintance. A suspect was in custody in this case as well, police said.

This Post has been updated.

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