Three men were shot and wounded in Southeast Washington early Tuesday, about three blocks from where four people were shot Saturday night. Police said they are investigating whether there is a connection.

Tuesday’s shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Elvans Road SE. Officer Araz Alali, a police spokesman, said the victims were sitting outside when the shooting began.

Alali said one man was wounded in the buttocks, a second in the arm and a third in the leg. Police all the injuries appeared to be minor.

On Saturday, police said four people were shot a few blocks away in the 2600 block of Stanton Road. All the injuries were minor, police said, and they released a video of two people being sought for questioning.