By Chrisleen HerardSpecial to the AFRO
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that left a teenager wounded on Sept. 17.
Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Ivory Lane on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. where they discovered a 13-year-old boy on the scene, suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to police, the teen was shot in the lower right leg but was transported to a hospital in stable condition. No additional information on potential suspects or what led up to the incident has been released. The teen’s current condition also remains unknown.
In a 2021 gun violence analysis summary report released by the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform last year, 7.3 percent of fatal shootings and 11.6 percent of nonfatal shootings involved victims aged 17 and under.&
Children and teens continue to fall victim to D.C. shootings as crime rates are on the rise. Since the beginning of this year, roughly 70 teens and 9 children have been injured or killed in a shooting incident as the number of D.C. assaults with a deadly weapon have reached over 1,000.
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