Tuesday, February 7, 2023

WASHINGTON HISPANIC – A shooting was set up in an Uber northwest of DC

Police have detailed a shooting in northwest DC that left two women who took an Uber ride on Saturday morning hospitalized.

According to a police report obtained by WTOP, officers responded to reports of shootings and property damage near the intersection with Georgia Avenue at approximately 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

A female driver told police she was waiting to cross Morton Street onto Georgia Avenue when an unknown assailant driving a gray or silver Hyundai Elantra traveling south on Georgia Avenue began shooting in her direction , causing damage to the vehicle. ,

Police said two women who were injured in the firing were admitted to a nearby hospital later in the morning. The two were inside an Uber carpool at the time of the shooting.

One of the victims told police that his Uber was at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Morton Street when he heard “what he believed to be fireworks.”

He said that after feeling “a hot sensation in his leg”, he realized he had been shot. At the same time, the other victim in the Uber also realized that he had been shot.

According to the police report, the Uber driver, who has not been identified, took both victims to the hospital.

An Uber spokesperson told WTOP that “the senseless act of violence is abhorrent and we wish the injured passengers a speedy recovery. We congratulate the driver for taking swift action to help the victims and we are grateful that he Not injured.”

The spokesperson also said the company is in contact with both the driver and the victim and stands ready to assist law enforcement with the investigation.

According to the police report, a nearby homeowner on Park Road also told police that bullets from the incident “tore two holes in the side of his house and exited through the interior of his residence.”

No information has been released about the suspect or possible motivations for the shooting.

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