Two shot by intruder in Tyler House

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Two people were shot early Tuesday morning by an intruder in an apartment at Tyler House, the low-income complex near where 13 people were shot eight days earlier, police said.

Tuesday's incident, which has been classified as a burglary, took place at about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, on the edge of the District's NoMa neighborhood.

During the attack, two unknown men entered an apartment through an unlocked door. One of the attackers grabbed a male occupant by the neck, and a female occupant intervened, D.C. police spokesman Officer Anthony Clay said.

One of the intruders then shot the male victim in the arm and chest and the female victim in the hand, Clay said. The victims, who are both adults, were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A description of the intruders wasn't immediately available, and nothing was taken from the apartment.

On March 11, a drive-by shooting outside Tyler House resulted in 13 people being taken to hospitals. Clay said that police did not know whether Tuesday's incident was connected to last week's shooting.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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