2 children shot dead in northeast DC

Two children are in hospital following a shooting in northeast DC

Two children are in hospital following a shooting in northeast DC

It happened around 9 p.m. Monday on the 700 block of 18th Street near Maryland Avenue.



A 13-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl were shot dead and taken to hospital. Police say the girl had a scrape wound and both had non-life-threatening injuries, DC police spokesman Capt. David Augustine said during a briefing.

The shooting occurred outdoors and there are no known suspects at this time. Police search for a dark Nissan with tinted windows last seen heading north of the block.

Anyone with information should call DC Police at 202-727-9099.

Below is the area where the shooting occurred.

This story is developing. Check back with WTOP News for updates.

Abigail Constantino of WTOP contributed to this report.

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