Two teenagers were shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.
The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in the area of an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Good Hope Road SE, across the street from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.
A police spokesman said one youth was shot in either the shoulder or the side and was conscious and breathing when taken to a hospital. Police said the boy was about 14, but a precise age could not immediately be determined.
Police said investigators later learned a second youth, a 15-year-old boy, had also been shot, and had been taken to a hospital by bystanders. His injuries were described as not life-threatening.
Police have not made arrests and were investigating the motive and circumstances of the crime. A police report says the windshield of a parked car was struck by a bullet, and that another bullet went through the window of an apartment.
At least six youths and teenagers have been wounded by gunfire in the District this year, none fatally, including the incident on Thursday.
A 5-year-old girl was shot at a bus stop, a 6-year-old boy was struck by a bullet, and a 12-year-old boy was critically wounded in February in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood of Northeast Washington. A 17-year-old was shot in the back when one or more gunman fired 40 bullets.