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Police are looking for information related to a shooting that injured three people, including two children, June 25.
Police are looking for information related to a shooting that injured three people, including two children, June 25.

Two boys and their camp counselor were shot Monday when about 12 shots were fired near the Villages of Parklands apartment complex in Southeast D.C.

The boys, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old, were among 30 children who were walking home from day-camp activities from the complex at the 1900 block of Savannah Street SE.

The wound were not life-threatening. The 7-year-old was shot in the back of his shoulder, the 8-year-old in his right ankle, and the counselor in his left thigh, according to The Washington Post. The wounded counselor was able to move the injured kids to safety.

The shots were a result of a hit gone bad, police officials say. One male began firing shots at another male from about 50 yards away from the apartment complex. As shots were fired, the individual who was the target of the shots ran in the direction of the children, Joel Maupin, commander of the Metropolitan Police Department's 7th District, told the The Washington Post.

The unknown shooter and his target both fled the scene on foot.


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