A teenage boy was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday in Southeast Washington, according to a D.C. police spokeswoman.
The shooting occurred about 12:40 a.m. at Naylor Road and 28th Street SE. Police described the victim as a teenager but did not release his age.
The police spokeswoman said the victim was reported to be unconscious. Later Tuesday morning, authorities said he was in grave condition. Police have not made any arrests and did not immediately have a description of the shooter.
Sharon Wise, 52, said she was in her apartment, near the corner, when she heard gunshots. “We don’t usually pay attention to gunfire,” she said. “But this one sounded different. It was a loud boom.”
Wise said she rushed outside and saw a young man standing over the victim, who was in the street, shouting, “My man, my man,” followed by a string of profanities. Wise said she has lived in the apartment complex for a year and is the property manager. She has lived in the neighborhood for 27 years.
Police detectives investigated the shooting Tuesday morning as parents were leading children to school. Yellow evidence markers were visible on 28th Street, the adjacent sidewalk and a small grass lawn. Naylor Road divides Wards 7 and 8, and the 6th and 7th police districts.
The shooting occurred across the street from the Naylor Gardens apartment complex, and several blocks south of where Charnice Milton, 27, a reporter for neighborhood publications, was shot and killed May 27 while waiting for a bus on Good Hope Road.
At least three teenagers under 18 — two 17 and one 16 — have been killed in D.C. shootings this year.