D.C. area news briefs: Five wounded in shooting near club

Correction: Because of incorrect information provided by D.C. police, an earlier version of this article described the site of a shooting in Northeast Washington as just outside the popular Stadium Club. The incident occurred near Queens Chapel Road and Adams Place NE, about a block from the club, in an area that is home to several other clubs. This version has been corrected.

May 17
THE DISTRICT
Five wounded in shooting near club

Three men and two women were shot and wounded early Saturday near a strip club in Northeast Washington.

Police said the shooting occurred about 2:55 a.m. in the 2200 block of Adams Place NE, a block away from the Stadium Club, a steakhouse and gentleman’s club popular with professional athletes and hip-hop artists. The club is also home for a reality show called “Strip Club Queens.”

Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman, said the shooting occurred outside, and the victims were seriously wounded.

— Luz Lazo

D.C. schools employee arrested

An employee at the District’s Cardozo Education Campus was arrested Friday after allegedly engaging in inappropriate communication with a student, according to D.C. police.

Joseph Morales, 26, was charged with enticing a minor and has been placed on administrative leave, police said.

Cardozo’s Web site lists Morales, who lives in Northwest Washington, as an educational aide at the Columbia Heights school.

— Emma Brown

VIRGINIA
Arlington to rename Old Amphitheater

Arlington National Cemetery announced Friday that it will rename its 19th century “Old Amphitheater” for Civil War double amputee and veterans advocate James R. Tanner.

Tanner was a Union corporal in the 87th New York regiment when he was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862, which cost him both legs, the cemetery said.

But he survived, became a stenographer and was called to Abraham Lincoln’s deathbed to record events after the president was shot in 1865. He later headed the Grand Army of the Republic, a veterans group, and advocated for veterans.

The renaming will take place at 5 p.m. May 30 during a ceremony at the amphitheater hosted by Lincoln-Cushing Camp No. 2 of the Sons of Union Veterans.

— Michael E. Ruane

Vandals damage Loudoun park

Vandals caused extensive damage at Purcellville’s Franklin Park late Friday or early Saturday, according to Loudoun County law enforcement officials, who have temporarily closed the park to investigate.

The vandals “accessed work trucks” at the park and caused $25,000 in damage.

— Emma Brown

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