WASHINGTON, At least 11 people, including some children, were wounded by firearms this morning in the U.S. capital by attackers who were traveling in two vehicles, police said.
The youngest of the wounded is 17 years old. Another was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital, but his injuries were not considered life threatening. Most were shot in the legs and arms by attackers.
This is an area that has been the scene of frequent shootings weekend night.
Although the crime rate declined in the past decade to its lowest level in 20 years, the city maintains a level of nearly 22 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, according to official figures, 2010.
The rape rate is 30.6 per 100, 000 citizens, 650 robbery and aggravated assault of 538 per 100 thousand inhabitants. In 2010 there were four thousand 510 crimes against property.
So far there have been no arrests in connection with this it is the most recent shooting.