Police officers at the scene of a shooting east of Wylie Street (reader photo)
A one year old child was shot tonight in the 1300 block of I Street NE. Police say the boy was conscious and breathing before being transported to a hospital. According to NBC 4 the child was in serious condition when taken to Children's National Medical Center, but he's now been upgraded to stable condition. The alert went out at 9:37 pm, but WUSA 9 is reporting the shooting happened about 9 pm. Police are searching for two suspects. The alert text appears below.
Shooting in the 1300blk of I St NE. Lookout for S-1 B/M, 20-30 yoa, 6', long dreads; S-2 B/M, 20-30 yoa, 6'-6'4", baseball cap.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #
Sent to 1st District (PSA 101-108) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad #I20170409498
Police have now said the boy's injuries are non-life threatening. The child was caught in the crossfire during a dispute between two adults.
Metropolitan Police Chief Newsham tweeted earlier tonight "Happy to report that our 1 yr old victim was released from the hospital earlier today and is back at home! We will find the shooter #MPD."