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African American Civil War Memorial Damaged By Gunfire

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The African American Civil War Memorial in the U Street corridor in Washington, D.C., was struck by a bullet during a running gun battle on Thursday night.
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The African American Civil War Memorial in the U Street corridor in Washington, D.C., was struck by a bullet during a running gun battle on Thursday night.

The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in the U Street corridor of Washington, D.C., was struck by a bullet during a running gun battle Thursday night. The memorial recognizes black soldiers who fought in the Civil War. 

No one was injured, though police say the shots were fired near a Metro station. Police didn't immediately announce any arrests.

Frank Smith, the museum's director, tells The Washington Post that police told him that more than 60 shots were fired. A bullet struck a panel listing names of soldiers who served for the Union Army in the war.

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