U.S. Postal Mail carrier, 2 juveniles shot in Southeast, D.C.
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Shot while on the job!
A mail carrier was hit in the leg Monday evening. It happened about 5 p.m. near the intersection of 16th and Galen Streets, Southeast.
Police say a car drove up and someone began firing. A juvenile was also struck in the leg.
U.S. Postal Inspector Police Officers were on site investigating, but police did not yet have lookout information.
About the same time, in another part of Southeast, D.C., another hail of bullets.
This time it was on Knox Pl. and police say another juvenile was shot.
We spotted shattered glass and bullet holes in cars. One resident told us he and his family are living in fear.
"They doing this in broad daylight. People coming home from work, kids coming home from school...they got no regard for life," said Jameel Jones.
This is the same street where a 7-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet while walking home with her family 10 days ago.
Community leaders are frustrated.
"No person in their right mind would do it. It's a time of insanity," said Anthony Muhammad, advisory neighborhood commissioner.
And they are asking for a beefed up police presence on Knox Pl. as a deterrent.
"One more time Seventh District is right there on the corner. It should be an embarrassment to every single one of them until this stops," said ANC Paul Trantham.
Police tell us all three victims have non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call.