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D.C. Police seek Rhode Island Ave. shooting suspect

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Local,DC,Crime,Taylor Holland

Police are looking for a suspect involved in an accidental shooting which injured an adult female in the District on Saturday night.

The victim was allegedly shot around 7:26 p.m. Saturday on Rhode Island Avenue, when a gun belonging to a man inside her apartment fell onto the floor and shot her in the leg, said Officer Araz Alali, a police spokesman.

The suspect, believed to be a six-foot-two, 165-pound black male, then picked up the gun and fled from the scene, Alali said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be submitted by text messaging 50411.

tholland@washingtonexaminer.com

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