Teen shot on Morris Road in Southeast D.C.

The teen was shot near the corner of Bryan Place and Morris Road SE. Photo: Suzanne Kennedy

The Guardian Angels will be patrolling a Southeast Washington neighborhood where a teen was shot at a bus stop.{ }

Police say she was making her way to school at the time of the attack.

The Phelps ACE High School student was waiting at a bus stop in the 1400 block of Morris Road around 8:30 a.m. when she was approached by a masked gunman. The suspect took her school bag and shot her in the leg, MPD spokesman Ofc. Anthony Clay says.

The suspect then fled the area.

D.C. Fire officials (@IAFF36) say that the victim was treated and taken to an area hospital. She has since been released from the hospital.

Shooting - 1400blk Morris Rd SE - female shot in leg, treating & transporting to trauma center #dcfd

— DC Fire Fighters L36 (@IAFF36) December 4, 2012

Police later recovered the backpack.

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Neighbors say the student's mother was so upset she had to be hospitalized.

MPD officials said in a tweet that they're looking for a black man who was wearing a black jacket and red face mask at the time of the shooting. Police say the suspect may still be armed.