correction: Earlier versions of this article incorrectly said the Barry Farm Recreation Center’s indoor pool was open during the shooting outside the center. The pool was closed for Memorial Day.
Five people, including one child, were shot in the Barry Farm neighborhood of Southeast on Monday afternoon, police said.
In addition, several other shooting incidents were reported to police in the District on Monday, from early in the morning to late at night. Another was reported early Tuesday.
They were in all four quadrants of the city. Two were in Southwest, within a half mile or so of Nationals Park. One was in the heart of downtown, near the Metro Center subway station, according to preliminary police Twitter reports.
The four men and the younger victim shot at Barry Farm were treated at a hospital, D.C. Police Commander Andre Wright said in a video tweeted by the department.
Police later said one of the men suffered life-threatening wounds.
Police first learned of the Barry Farm incident around 2:30 p.m. They received a report of gunshots in the 1200 block of Sumner Road Southeast, near Barry Farm Recreation Center.
The shooting occurred near the entrance to the recreation center’s indoor pool. Although Rhonda Edwards-Hines, the area’s elected Advisory Neighborhood Commission, told reporters at the scene the pool was open at the time, the D.C. Department of Recreation later said the pool was closed Monday, because of Memorial Day.
Outside the entrance to the center, about 14 police chalk marks indicated where bullet casings had been retrieved.
Wright said police are searching for a gray or silver four-door vehicle that was seen fleeing Sumner Road toward Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Barry Farm is about 1.5 miles north of where a 15-year-old was fatally shot Sunday morning outside a convenience store in the Congress Heights neighborhood.
The area is being redeveloped, with longtime tenants challenging the plans in court. Near the recreation center, some boarded-up houses appeared to be vacant, while piles of construction debris sat on other lots where homes had been demolished.
“There needs to be more security,” Edwards-Hines said. “You don’t know what’s going on inside those vacant units.”
The first of the day’s other reported shootings occurred a few minutes before 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Langston Place SE.
The next shooting was reported hours later, about 1:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. The address was about a mile south of Barry Farm.
The next shooting was reported in midafternoon in the 2700 block of Wade Road SE.
The site is less than half a mile from Barry Farm.
Around 3:45 p.m. the sound of gunfire was reported in the 1200 block of Howison Place SW, police said. They said a man was found a few blocks away who had apparently been grazed by a shot. He was taken to a hospital.
Howison Place is a one block north-south street that runs between M and N Streets SW. It is no more than a half mile from Nationals Park.
About 8:30 p.m., a shooting was reported in the 600 block of 13th Street NW, near Metro Center. The site is about a half mile east of the White House.
Another shooting was reported to police about an hour later, in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road NE.
In the 1300 block of Half Street SW, a shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. The site is within two blocks of where shots were reported earlier on Howison Place. The Half Street shooting was also near the ballpark.
In addition, a shooting was reported around midnight Tuesday morning, in the 2600 block of Birney Place SE.
Connections among the incident appeared tenuous. In several of them, an automobile was reportedly involved in some way, according to preliminary police accounts.
Antonio Olivo contributed to this report.