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Student shot heading to school in Southeast D.C.
An 18-year-old girl was shot in Southeast Washington while on her way to school, police said.

The incident took place about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 1400 block of Morris Road SE. The teen was walking to catch a Metrobus so that she could get to Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School. She had been shot in the leg, and her bag was taken. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for a black male who was armed and was wearing a black jacket and red face mask.

Teen convicted for role in Rockville Metro shooting
An accomplice to a shooting at the Rockville Metro station was convicted Tuesday.

A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found 18-year-old Tavares Harris guilty of first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 12 and faces up to 45 years in prison on the charges.

Prosecutors said Harris provided the gun that was used by 17-year-old Kevin Nguyen during a May 18 shooting at the Rockville Metro station. Two teens were shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Nguyen has a hearing scheduled for Monday.

SoberRide offering free cab rides during holidays
SoberRide will be offering free cab rides to would-be drunken drivers throughout the Washington area during the holidays. Offered by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, SoberRide will operate between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 14 through New Year's Day as a way to keep roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period. Riders can call 800-200-TAXI (8294) and be afforded a free (up to $30 fare) ride home. AT&T wireless users can dial #WRAP for the same service.

- Naomi Jagoda and Scott McCabe

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