Two men have been charged after BB gun pellets were fired at pedestrians near Metro’s Van Ness stop in Northwest Washington, authorities said Thursday.
Hudson Edmund Taylor, 19, and Daniel Eduardo Hernandez, 22, both of Northwest Washington, face charges that include two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
One of the incidents happened Tuesday just before 10 p.m. on Veazey Terrace near Connecticut Avenue NW. Three pedestrians — including a special police officer — were hit by pellets and suffered minor injuries, according to police.
About noon Wednesday, a person walking along Van Ness Street also near Connecticut Avenue NW was hit by a pellet. Police said he had minor injuries.
Investigators traced the pellet fire to a nearby home in the 3000 block of Van Ness Street NW.