At least five people were shot in the District within a few hours late Friday and early Saturday, according to preliminary police accounts.

The first of the shootings occurred around 11 p.m. in the 600 block of Quebec Place NW, police said. A witness said about half a dozen shots were heard.

Just before midnight, three people were shot in Northeast Washington, at Summit Place and U Street.

Another shooting occurred around 2 a.m. on Savannah Street SE. The victim was shot in the leg.

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