Update, 11:11 p.m.:

Two more people were shot late Tuesday night in the District, bringing the total of shootings to six, on a unseasonably warm, almost spring-like night.

At about 10:15 p.m., a man was shot in the 1600 block of Newton Street NE. He was reported conscious and breathing, with a wound to the lower body.

About a half hour later, a man was shot in the 700 block of 18th S treet NE, police said.

There was no immediate explanation for the large number of shootings.


Four people were shot in the District in three incidents Tuesday evening, officials said. In a separate incident, a dog was killed by a plice officer after it bit two people.

About 7:30 p.m., a male who was described as a teenager or young man was shot in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE. Authorities said they found him conscious and breathing.

About a half hour earlier, a woman and her 19-year-old son were shot in the 1500 block of White Place SE, police said. Their conditions were not immediately available. The two locations in Southeast are a couple of miles apart.

In a third incident, a gunshot victim arrived on his own at Providence Hospital in Northeast D.C. about 6 p.m. the police said. His wound was described as not life threatening.

The dog was shot near 14th and Tuckerman streets NW, about a half mile south of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, about 5:45 p.m., police said. The dog, a German shepherd, got loose from a yard and bit a man and woman. The dog then attacked a man in a wheelchair, but did not bite him, a police source said.