Three men shot, seriously wounded in Northwest Washington's Shaw neighborhood

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Three young men were shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Several off-duty officers near the 9:30 club, a popular music venue, heard gunshots about 7:40 p.m., said assistant police chief Diane Groomes. The off-duty officers then ran about two blocks to Eighth and V streets, where they found two victims, Groomes said. The third wounded man, who had also been shot around Eighth and V, ran a few blocks to a nearby McDonald's.

The three were taken to a hospital -- two with life-threatening wounds and the third with serious wounds that were not believed to be life threatening.

According to a police source, one man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and another was struck in the body.

Police were looking for a green Chrysler 300 that fled the scene, which is near Howard University. "If anyone can gives us more details about it, we'd love it," Groomes said.

Police were gathering evidence near a sport-utility vehicle parked on Eighth Street NW.

-- Clarence Williams

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