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Posted at 5:52 PM ET, 05/ 5/2010

Youth apparently shot on Metro bus in SE

By Erica Johnston

A youth was shot and wounded on a Metro bus late Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington, officials said.

D.C. police were called to the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue for the report of a shooting about 5:15 p.m. They said the youth apparently had been wounded on a transit bus, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

Metro spokesman Angela Gates said the victim was a 17-year-old male who was shot in the wrist and the upper body. Gates described his condition as potentially life threatening. Carew said the youth was conscious and breathing and taken to a local hospital.

Gates said a bus driver from the U2 route called to report that a male passenger shot another male passenger while the bus was at a bus stop at the Minnesota Avenue and 18th Street SE. About 30 people were on the bus at the time, she said.

Gates said the shooter got off the bus after the shooting. Police had a preliminary description of the gunman as a male who was wearing blue jeans.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | May 5, 2010; 5:52 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Young black men doing it to young black men. That's the way it usually is. Am I right?

Talk to the black mothers. They will tell you what's going down on the mean streets.

I don't hear about too many KKK guys doing this kind of thing in DC, do y'all?

I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: uncivil | May 5, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

White people are not your enemy.

Posted by: uncivil | May 5, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

After reading this story, one can only conclude it must involve white people, no? There's no way black people would act like this, is there? I've never heard of black people acting this way, have you?

Posted by: msg8568 | May 5, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

What can ypu say "Each person is their own"!

Posted by: onesugar | May 6, 2010 1:04 AM | Report abuse

So, a thug wannabe whipped out a gun in front of about 30 other passengers and shot this guy. Were they fighting over a ho or territory?

Posted by: blackforestcherry | May 6, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

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