D.C. police are investigating three separate shootings that occurred in a two-hour time span.
The first incident took place at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of 23rd Street SE. The victim, a man, was approached by the shooter and ran. The shooter opened fire, striking the victim in the elbow, police spokeswoman Officer Tisha Gant said.
The shooter was described as a black male with light complexion who was between the ages of 18 and 25 and about 6-foot-2. He was wearing a black coat, black pants and a black hat.
Barely a half-hour after the first shooting, police received a call about a shooting in the 3500 block of East Capitol Street NE. A man heard gunshots and started running and then discovered that he had been shot in the foot, Gant said.
The third shooting took place at about 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of 15th Street NE. In that incident, a woman was getting into her vehicle when another vehicle pulled up beside her and she was shot, Gant said.
All three of the victims were taken to hospitals.