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Three hurt in morning shootings in D.C.

Three people were injured in Thursday morning shootings in Southeast D.C., police said.

Police believe there was an exchange of gunfire in the area of 6th St. and Alabama Avenue about 9:30 a.m. The victims scattered and were found at several nearby locations.

Nobody has yet been charged, but police say at least one person is being questioned in the incident.

A weapon was also recovered, according to city authorities.

No information about motives or what led to the shootings was immediately available.

All three victims were taken to area hospitals; one was in critical condition, police said, while the others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. They were aged between 16 and 19, authorities said.

The shootings took place in an area of a few square blocks southeast of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. near Congress Heights Recreation Center and Ballou High School.

Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and King Elementary School in the 3200 block of 6th St. were on lockdown Thursday morning. Ballou was not.

The Alabama Ave. shooting took place across the street from an elementary school, a police spokesman said.

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. was closed between Randle Place and Alabama Ave., according to police, while Alabama Ave. was closed between Wheeler Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

This item has been updated.

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