Two Men Shot Outside Gates of National Zoo
(WASHINGTON) -- Two men were shot and injured outside the gates of the National Zoo on Monday afternoon, according to police. One victim suffered an injury to his left hand, while the other was shot in the arm. They are being treated as non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. as a large group of individuals were walking on the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue.
No arrests have been made in the shootings, and the motive is unknown. Police say the suspects are two male teens.
The shootings mark the second time in three years that violence has struck the zoo on Easter Monday. On April 25, 2011, a teenager attacked a victim twice during the same day. Mshairi Alkebular was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison after stabbing a 14-year-old in separate attacks inside and outside the National Zoo.
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