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Four people hurt in shooting in Benning neighborhood of Northeast Washington

Four people were shot Tuesday morning in the Benning neighborhood of Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

The shooting occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. near East Capitol and 41st streets, police said. At least one victim was located a block away on Ames Street.

Police said the three men and one woman who were shot suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Several streets were closed in the area. No arrest had been made.

The shooting occurred near a charter elementary and middle school. There were no children at the school when the shooting occurred, school officials said.

Tuesday’s attack was the fourth time in a week that three or more people have been shot in single incidents in the District.

Five people were shot, two fatally, Wednesday; three people were shot Thursday, one fatally; and three more people were shot Friday. All those shootings occurred in Southeast Washington. Two brothers were killed in a double shooting Saturday, also in Southeast.

In all, nine people have been killed in the District since Wednesday, eight by gunfire.

There have been 51 homicides in the District this year, up 34 percent from this time in 2020.