On Sunday, October 12, 2008 the United States Park Police were notified of a shooting in Meridian Hill Park. The initial investigation revealed that at approximately 9:00 p.m., five Hispanic males were in the northwest quadrant of the park when they were approached by several black males. They spoke to the Hispanic males and then left. While walking south, one of the black males turned and fired a shot in the direction of the Hispanic males. One of the Hispanic males was struck in the right forearm. The suspects fled the scene.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and is being treated for non life threatening injuries. United States Park Police Detectives are investigating this incident.
Anyone with information about this incident, please call the United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations Branch on (202) 610-8737.