The shooting happened near the intersection of 11th and Q streets NW just before 2:30 a.m., according to authorities.
“The Third District is currently on the scene of a double shooting near the skate park at 11th and Q Streets NW,” MPD Commander Stuart Emerman wrote to in an email to a police listserv early this morning. “2 adult males have been transported to area hospitals for treatment. ”
Police posted more information about the shooting on Twitter shortly after it occurred:
Alert: SHOOTING at 0227hrs in the 1100 block of Q St., NW. Lookout for (2) B/M's wearing all black, ski masks, and armed with handguns//6802
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 25, 2016
Police closed the 1600 block of 11th St. NW in both directions for hours to investigate the crime. The area was reopened to traffic around 6:45 a.m.