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.