THE DISTRICT
Two transgender
women attacked

Two transgender women were attacked early Saturday in separate incidents in Northeast D.C., police said.

In the first, the victim was sexually assaulted about 3:30 a.m. after accepting a ride in the area of the 300 block of 61st Street NE, police said.

In the second incident, the victim was shot by robbers about 4:05 a.m. near Fifth and K Streets NE. The victim’s wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Four other attacks involving gay or transgender victims, including a homicide, have been reported over the past 10 days in the District. None have been classified as hate crimes by authorities, but the attacks have put the gay and transgender communities on edge.

— Martin Weil

Three injured in drive-by shooting

Two men and a woman were shot in the 4900 block of G Street in Southeast Washington early Sunday, police said.

Police said the shots came from a black SUV about 1 a.m., hitting one man in the leg and thigh and the other in his leg. The woman was hit in the ankle. All three were taken to hospitals for treatment.

— Nicole Chavez

MARYLAND
Rockville boy drowns in after-hours swim

A 15-year-old boy drowned Saturday night after a group of juveniles went swimming in a Rockville community pool that had already closed for the night, Montgomery County police said.

Hafis Kareem, of the 700 block of Monroe Street in Rockville, went underwater at one point and failed to resurface, police said. The other teenagers called out to a person walking nearby who then called 911.

Officers went to the New Mark Commons community pool in the 600 block of Tegner Way around 11 p.m., police said. A police spokeswoman said it was unclear how the group entered the pool.

Officers performed CPR on Hafis before paramedics arrived, police said. At Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, additional efforts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead. A police spokeswoman said nothing indicated that drugs or alcohol were involved.

— Justin Jouvenal

Small plane crashes
off Ocean City shore

A single-engine airplane crashed into the water off Ocean City on Sunday, authorities said. A search was under way for whoever was in the plane.

The crash was reported about 4 p.m. by people on the beach near 133rd Street, the Maryland state police reported.

The plane reportedly went into the water about half a mile from the shore.

— Martin Weil

Oxon Hill man shot dead after argument

An Oxon Hill man was shot and killed Sunday in the Hillcrest Heights area, Prince George’s County police said.

Jerome Z. Peters, 22, was killed in the 2900 block of St. Clair Drive about 1:15 a.m., the police said. They said a preliminary investigation suggested the killing was “domestic-related.”

Police said Peters was at the home of a family member caring for his young child. The child’s mother and a male acquaintance arrived to pick up the child, and an argument followed between the two men, the police said.

— Martin Weil

VIRGINIA
Mortar shells found in Leesburg shed

Leesburg officials said a town resident found live military ammunition in a shed Saturday, prompting the evacuation of about 100 people around the 500 block of Rockbridge Drive SE.

Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Jose Salazar said the mortar shells were safely destroyed. They were not anti-tank missiles, as first reported. He said officials were investigating how the ordnance ended up in the shed.

— Justin Jouvenal