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Overnight: Double-Shooting and Robberies in Northeast D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA*9) -- Police are investigating several crimes in northeast D.C. overnight Saturday into Sunday. 

Just before midnight, a pair of Adidas shoes and a black jacket were among the items taken from a victim on the 1100 block of Abbey Place. Officers say they're looking for a young man wearing a shirt, ski mask and jeans carrying a black handgun. 

In another case, a man was jumped by a group and robbed of $600. Police say the suspects include three men and two women on the 1900 block of Capitol Avenue. 

Shortly before 2 a.m., there was a drive-by, double shooting on the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue. Police say one man was shot in the right arm and leg, another twice in the back. We're told both are expected to survive. There is a lookout for a burgundy vehicle. 

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

5-year-old Girl Still Critical; Stable After Dog Attack in Md.

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The girl, who was attacked by at least one or more dogs has been stabilized, after being taken to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday evening in Charles County, Md., officials said Thursday morning. 

The incident took place at a home in the 8600 block of Billingsley Road in Bennsville, MD.  The child, who was said to be in critical condition, was flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC.

The girl was supposed to be under the supervision of her mother's boyfriend at the time of the attack.  The boyfriend lost sight of her and later found her laying face down in the backyard where she had already been attacked, according to officials. 

Charles County Animal Control has taken three dogs into custody.  A pit bull, a bulldog, and a cane corso are the breeds suspected to be involved in the attack. 

Persons of Interest Sought In DC Nightclub Homicide

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Police need your help finding "persons of interest" in a homicide outside of a DC nightclub. 

They released a YouTube video of the people they want to question in connection to the crime. 

It's been almost a week since 24-year old Paul Tanoh was gunned down outside a DC night club.

Police say it all happened last Thursday shortly after 2 a.m., outside Balletto's night club on the corner of L and 17th street in downtown D.C., just four blocks away from the White House.

This video comes after Tanoh's father begged police and authorities for justice in an exclusive interview with WUSA9.

WUSA 9 Partners With Call For Action

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- We are always on the lookout for consumer news, recalls and alerts that are important to you.

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D.C. Councilmember to Run for Mayor

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will announce her candidacy for mayor in front of her childhood home in northeast Washington.

The announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

The 40-year-old Bowser has been on the council since 2007. A Democrat, she won a special election to replace Adrian Fenty after he was elected mayor.

Bowser has been a frequent critic of Mayor Vincent Gray, saying the city needs a leader with energy and vision. She was one of three councilmembers to call for Gray's resignation last summer amid revelations that he was elected with the aid of $650,000 in illicit funds.

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

Children Found Wandering Street; Va. Mother Arrested

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two children were found wandering in a neighborhood in Manassas on Friday morning, Prince William County Police said in a news release. 

The mother, Esmeralda Carolina Acosta Montoya, 28, of Manassas, was arrested about 45 minutes after police were notified that the kids were missing, police said. 

It happened at around 10:28 a.m., when a person called police, informing them that the caller had found the two children wandering, police said. 

"The caller located two children, a 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy, walking the area above unsupervised. The caller took the children to nearby Westgate Elementary School where police were notified. The investigation revealed that the accused had left the children in a locked room of the residence while she was gone for about for two hours," police said. 

Charged with two counts of felony child endangerment and she has been released on a $4,500 bond. 

HERO CENTRAL: House Of Ruth Provides A Nurturing Day Care Center With Kidspace

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --- "A lot of times we have a hard time being able to understand what our children are saying to us or trying to figure out what it is they want. And I don't have that problem."

Dorothy Tramun loves how her two-year-old son, Rassan, is growing while attending Kidspace, a child development center within the House of Ruth, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization fighting abuse and homelessness.

"If he's crying, he can tell me why. If he's upset, he can tell me why," Tramun explains of Rassan's clear verbal communication skills.