Three shootings spread across Washington, DC, late Saturday and Sunday night left one person dead and four others hospitalized, authorities said.
The deadly shooting took place around 11pm on Saturday along block 1300 in Half Street SW near Nationals Park. Two men and a woman were shot by a person driving in a dark-colored sedan, police said.
Neighbors told News 4’s Derrick Ward that they heard dozens of shots as people exchanged fire on the street. Some residents said they felt they were in a war zone.
One person is dead and four others are injured in a series of shootings over Washington, DC Saturday night and Sunday night. News 4’s Derrick Ward reports from Southeast DC.
Garry Stanley, Sr., a 44-year-old firefighter from Fort Washington, Maryland, died at the scene, police said. Stanley was a 19-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire / EMS Department and was assigned to Station 824 / Accokeek, department officials said in a Facebook post Sunday.
Paramedics transported the woman for treatment at the hospital. Police said her injuries were not life-threatening. The second male victim was treated on the spot by doctors.
Two hours before the Half Street SW shooting, a man was shot dead along the 900 block of K Street in the Northeast after authorities said the shooter or shooters left a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was taken to hospital, but his condition was not known, police said.
A suspect was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans and was last seen west on K Street NE.
A man was also shot around 3 a.m. Sunday along the 1400 block of Parkwood Place NW – just off the 14th Street NW Corridor – in the district’s Petworth neighborhood. The victim was also taken to the hospital, but his condition was not known.
Some people living in DC’s Brightwood Park neighborhood are hoping a new crime prevention initiative keeps their streets safe. News4’s Shomari Stone spoke to residents.
This weekend’s gun violence comes hours after a mass shooting in Southwest DC that left one woman dead and five others wounded. The shooting in Bellevue took place the same day the authorities launched a crime prevention initiative in the neighborhood to combat violence.
Metropolitan police data show that homicides have increased by 9% over the same period last year.
Anyone with information please call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $ 25,000 is offered for information leading to arrest and conviction in murder cases.