(Updated at 2:10 p.m.) At least three violent crimes occurred on Capitol Hill and in Hill East last night (Wednesday), including a shooting on 12th Street SE, an attempted robbery on A Street SE and a robbery on Tennessee Avenue NE.
A resident of the 1000 block of 12th Street SE answered a knock at the door about 7:30 p.m. and was shot multiple times, police said. The suspect is a black man about 25 years old who was last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
The second major crime of the night occurred about 8:15 p.m. on the 1800 block of A Street SE. A 25-year-old woman was walking when four teenage boys she did not know approached her and one punched her in the head, police said. The attacker tried to steal the victim’s purse but was unsuccessful.
The woman received non-life-threatening injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene, police said. The MPD is seeking four black males 16 or 17 years old who stand about 5-foot-9, have slim builds and were wearing dark jackets.
About half an hour later, a violent robbery occurred about 8:50 p.m. on the 100 block of Tennessee Avenue NE. Police are seeking four black males. Additional information was not immediately available.