A shooting took place near the White House on Monday in which the shooter was a 14-year-old girl, Fox News reported.
The incident took place in the afternoon, around 4 p.m. at the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast. That location is within five miles of the White House.
After being called to the scene, police arrived to find a boy with gunshot wounds. The specific age of the boy has not been reported, but it has been reported that he is a “juvenile.”
The boy was then taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries. And, it is being reported that the injuries were non-life-threatening and that the boy is fine.
So far, in their investigation, the police have found that the 14-year-old girl, along with a male, approached the boy, who was standing near a bus stop, and shot him. The identity of that male, however, has yet to be discovered.
On the police bulletin, the suspect is described as a “B/M [Black male] wearing black jacket, blue jeans, white/black Jordan shoes, with black semi-auto pistol in hand.” Police are calling upon the public for assistance.
In the meantime, the 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
The District of Columbia is one of those areas of the country that has been seeing a lot of crime recently.
In 2022 alone, for example, D.C. has already seen 139 dangerous weapon assault offenses, like the one above.
One of the more striking things taking place in D.C., however, is the amount of crime committed by juveniles. One of the most often committed of these crimes is carjacking.
In 2020, D.C. saw 59 juveniles arrested for carjacking; In 2021, it saw 101 such arrests; And, so far in 2022, it has seen 14.
Angela Alsobrooks, the county executive of Prince George, put out a statement last year saying:
Our ecosystem is damaged, and while we are doing everything we can to resolve this issue, it cannot be solved by government and police departments alone. We need our community and families to step up and join us by wrapping their arms around these kids, because they are the future of our community.