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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ten people were shot and four people were killed in what appears to have been two drive-by shootings in Southeast D.C. on Tuesday night. Four D.C. Police officers were also hurt when they crashed their cruisers as they chased the suspects into Prince George's County, Maryland.
Police believe the situation began with one shooting on Galveston Street SW in the District, where an 18-year-old man was shot. According to police, his injuries were non-life threatening.
Police say the second shooting involved multiple victims and took place at Brandywine and S. Capitol Streets SE. Police say that's where eight people were said to have been shot. According to a D.C. Police official, three people died as a result of their injuries.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says all of the victims are in their 20s and 30s expect for one teenager. Police say six males and three females were hit by gunfire.
The suspects fled the scene and headed toward Prince George's County, Maryland. Police said an AK-47 was used in the attacks and was found near the shooting scene, having apparently been thrown from the suspect vehicle.
Prince George's County Police say five D.C. Police officers were injured as they were chasing the suspects in the shooting that happened in the District. At least two police cruisers were damaged when they crashed at St. Barnabas Road and Larry Avenue in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
All of the officers are expected to survive, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
Police say both shootings appear to have been drive-by shootings. Police tell FOX 5 three suspects are in custody, but no other details were given.
Authorities gave no indication of a motive in the shootings.