March 30th, 2010
08:51 PM ET

At least 9 people shot in D.C.

Nine people were wounded along a city block in southern Washington, D.C., Tuesday night after shooters opened fire on a crowd, police said.

Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the shooting prompted a lengthy police chase that ended in the arrest of three people. Four officers were treated for minor injuries from an accident during the chase.

The victims who were shot near the 5000 block of South Capitol Street included six males and three females, and some were in very serious condition, Lanier said.

A tenth person was shot on nearby Galveston Street, but it wasn't clear whether the two shootings were related.

Lanier decline to give more details, saying it was too early in the investigation.

However, she told reporters that, "We've made a lot of progress to stop gang retaliation and violence and, in the end, if this ends up being some kind of gang retaliation then shame on all of us."

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  1. TP

    JW...........THAT was a completely moronic thing to say.....and, sadly, I think you meant it. I would be glad to personally drive you out to 5000 Capitol and drop you off.........

    March 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bob

    probably right-wingers trying to stir the pot. racist tea partyiers showing their true colors.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debbie

    Scott – the person who threatened Cantor is not a left-wing nut. He has threatened Democrats, also. He's just a nut.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike Smith

    I guarantee none of the shooters were "NRA" members.

    The NRA teaches safety and responsibility.

    I guarantee you most or all of these shooters are products of the welfare state, come from single mother homes, and went to school in a DC public school where they are taught that they are "victims".

    March 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. OJ Lehman

    To John It seems certain folks can't help themselves whenever a bad incident
    happens it always those " homophobe, racist , right wing radicals ", automatic
    labeling. Its hardly ever those elite left " progressives " that scream and threaten
    in their protests and demonstrations.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve C

    People shouldn't jump to conclusions until more info is known. But it seems like multiple people are getting shot so often now it's not really shocking anymore.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    Probably drug-related. Blame people who use drugs.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Josh

    Not D.C. this has to be a mistake

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tardo Domingo

    But, but, but guns are outlawed in DC!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. you people are goofy

    it's probably just liberal propaganda run wild again.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hercules

    to all gun advocates: note the first part of the 2nd amendment you so much love to truncate: A WELL REGULATED MELITIA...... join the reserves or national guards those are well regulated!!!!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RacistObama

    This was a classic example of how left gun laws and left thinking doesn't work. The area where the black people were shot was in an all black area where dem crack head Marion Barry is ward member.Our empty suited president hasn't done a thing to try to end black on black crime,but he did work on them having free health care...........LOL

    March 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Myron

    Wasn´t it right wing vitriol that led to the Independence of the USA? Weren´t the patriots the ones who paid with their lives, their farms, and much of their resources in order to create a new society free from the likes of King George, and higher and higher taxes? They believed in carrying guns, but they didn´t go around shooting people for the fun of it, or out of hate.
    We´re getting sick of the tripe spewed out by the people who turn their back on their country, and try to undermine everything that is good in America. Conservatives, who you brand as "right-wingers", for the most part are the poeple who obey the laws, while crazies like these shooters, and crazies who spew out their opinions and are willingly ignorant fo the facts, are the ones who have no regard for laws nor truth.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike Smith

    This is just typical LEFT WING HATE SPEECH....labeling it an NRA problem.

    One thing the PUBLIC SCHOOLS will not teach you is that we have a 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms. somehow the democrats have destroyed the constitution and want to blame conservatives.

    Gee, I guess you people still believe the new health care bill will lower costs. if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Buddy

    Goof Lord John, see what you started

    March 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
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