6 shot, 3 stabbed in D.C. during violent 4th of July night

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six people were shot and three people were stabbed the night of July 4th during several different incidents, police say.

11-year-old shot

An 11-year-old girl was shot in the face around 9:35 p.m. while fireworks were being set off in the 1100 block of 14th Place, Southeast.

Police say the girl was struck in the face by an unknown object. Police observed the girl’s face and found her injuries appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The area was canvassed, and police say they found 37 shell casings.

The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment. A suspect has not been identified.

Double Shooting

Two people were shot in the 4900 block of Quarles Street, Northeast just after midnight.

Police say the two were in the area when they heard gunshots. While both victims were trying to get to a safe area, they were struck by bullets.

One woman was struck in the hand, leg, and right side. Another victim was shot in the back.

No suspect has been identified.

Triple Shooting

Three people were shot early Thursday morning in the 500 block of Newcomb Street, Southeast.

Police say an unknown suspect fired shots in the area around 3:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found a man unresponsive on the scene.

Police say one woman was grazed near her left collar and another man was grazed near his neck.

No suspect has been identified.

Triple Stabbing

Three victims were stabbed Wednesday night in the 4400 block of Benning Road, Northeast.

The victims got into an argument with 49-year-old Berry Johnson, of Southeast, around 10:50 p.m.

During the fight, police say the suspect stabbed the three victims.

Johnson was arrested by responding officers. One of the victims was taken to a hospital, and police say they are all expected to survive.

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