On Sunday, October 12th, the Park Police were notified of a shooting that had occurred in Meridian Hill Park, part of the Rock Creek Park system. Five men were in the northwest section of the park around 9 p.m. when they were approached by three other men, who spoke with them then left. While walking south, one of the three men turned and fired a shot in the direction of the others, striking one man in the right forearm. The assailant and his companions then fled. The wounded man was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation is underway.