A few minutes after 11 p.m. tonight, a young woman was shot in the 700 block of Decatur Street, NW.

The victim sustained injuries to her left arm and is not in in critical condition, police say. She is seventeen years old.

Police tape also demarcated a house at the intersection of 7th and Emerson Streets to which the victim fled after being attacked.

By the time we arrived, an ambulance was on the scene. By the time we left, cops were pulling down yellow tape on Emerson while their colleagues three blocks south scoured the ground for overlooked shells.

The shots I could hear from my porch nearly a mile away.

We’ll do our best to keep you in the loop.

Photograph of Decatur St. & Illinois Ave. by Mike Riggs