UPDATED: Girl Shot Near U Street Corridor

by Andrew Ramonas November 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm 4 Comments

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)(Updated at 12:20 p.m. Sunday) A girl was shot in the U Street corridor area Saturday evening, police said.

The shooting happened near 13th and W streets NW about 6:30 p.m.

The victim was walking from a Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus football game to her car on 13th Street when she heard a few “popping sounds,” according to authorities. Once in her vehicle, the girl realized she was shot in her right arm.

The victim was brought to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police described the suspect as a young black man who is 17 to 20 years old. He was wearing a gray jacket and black pants at the time of the shooting.

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

  • jeff

    Street packed with people. How is this even possible?

    • John Smith 1882

      Oh it’s possible. I don’t get how she didn’t feel being shot.

  • SMinDC

    Very sorry someone was shot, but the journalistic double standard for how to describe gender and age here bothers me. Not sure how old the “girl” was but the story implies that she has a car, so 16+ I assume. The 17-20 year old who shot her was a “young … man.” 16+ young woman = girl. 17-20 young man = young man. Nope. We don’t condescend about women around here.

    • Thank you for the note. We don’t have the age of the victim. But police told me she was a juvenile female. If I knew her exact age, I may have used “young woman.” We use “girl” to describe juvenile females, who are 17 years old or younger, as other news outlets do. I used “young man” because the age range of the suspect falls between a boy (someone who is 17 years old or younger) and a man (someone who is 18 years old or older).


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