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Teenage Girl Robbed, Shot On Way To School In D.C.

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An 18-year-old girl was shot during an attempted robbery in Southeast D.C. while she was on her way to school this morning. The young woman was shot in the leg; she was treated and brought to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

A suspect tried to take her school bag while she was at the bus stop on the 1400 block of Morris Road in SE D.C., and shot the teenage girl before fleeing, according to MPD. ABC7 reports the girl attends Phelps ACE High School in Northeast D.C, and she is expected to recover.

Police are still looking for a suspect, a black male who was last seen wearing a black jacket and a red face mask. He may still be armed, according to MPD.

This incident is just the latest violent incident involving a W6 or W8 bus stop or bus in this portion of Southeast D.C. Metro has been considering curtailing nighttime service on the W6 and W8 because of incidents such as this, as well as the pelting of bus with rocks, bricks, other missiles as they made their routes.

Metro rescinded that plan Monday afternoon, after D.C. officials publicly criticized the cuts and Metro Transit Police and the Metro Police Department committed to providing more resources for security along those bus lines.

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