Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

6 shot, 1 stabbed in 3 incidents in D.C.

Updated, 11:30 a.m.

Six people were shot and one stabbed in the District within an hour late Friday night, authorities said. Two of the victims died from their wounds, but authorities have not released their identities.

There was no indication of any connection among the three separate incidents.

Three of the victims were shot around 10:30 p.m. in the Washington Highlands area of Southeast, according to police and fire officials. All three were reported in their late 30s or early 40s. One of them was in critical condition, but later died, police said.

Police said all three were standing outdoors near the 800 block of Yuma Street SE when somebody walked up and began shooting.

That shooting occurred about one mile east of the site on South Capitol Street where three people were killed and six wounded on March 30. There was no indication of any connection to that incident.

Later Friday night, one person was reported stabbed in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street NW.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday three people were reported wounded in an outburst of gunfire near Missouri and Georgia avenues, in the section of upper Northwest that is east of Rock Creek Park. Investigators said early Saturday that the shooting apparently followed a go-go concert on Georgia Avenue at which fights broke out.

As the victims approached a group of people near Peabody Street, two of them, both young women, were shot in the legs. They walked to a fire station near Missouri Avenue to get help. The most seriously wounded was a young man who was shot in the head. He later died, authorities said. All three victims were described as teenagers.

A fourth young man, who was apparently with the others, was initially also believed to be a gunshot victim. However, police said later that he was injured when he punched a plate-glass window.

--Clarence Williams and Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  |  June 18, 2010; 11:55 PM ET
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Man sentenced for stealing from FOP
Next: Friday shootings victims identified


I'd bet those small arms all are subject to DC government regulations, attempts to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling much like Alabama did over voting, the guns had to be registered, kept disassembled, locked, the owner had to pay $300 in fees and take a battery of bizarre tests.

Of course its all the guns' fault.

Can't wait till DC has to pay more lawyer fees when they lose the next case before SCOTUS, the DC government is placed under federal court supervision (a la Alabama) and the DC Chief of Police and mayor are arrested for violating the Constitution of the United States.

Posted by: wjc1va | June 19, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

If these victims would have been able to legally carry concealed handguns, they could have protected themselves and reduced the incentive of prospective robbers.

Posted by: jethro1 | June 19, 2010 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Georgia Avenue and Missouri Avenue is the location of Mayor Fenty's campaign headquarters. Seriously.

Posted by: MikeMIke3 | June 19, 2010 4:50 AM | Report abuse

There seems to be an assumption that everyone wants to have a gun. When compared with the rest of the world, this country's fascination with guns in the hand of the citizenry is frightening, which is what I also find the mere sight of a gun in real life.

Posted by: vscribe | June 19, 2010 6:22 AM | Report abuse

Does the Metropolitan Police Department patrol South Capitol Street? How many people have to get shot for the sin of being out of doors before our press-coverage loving police chief starts acting like a cop?

And how many shootings, knifings, and fights have to break out at clubs on Georgia Avenue before the police start showing up en masse?

Where are our police resources going? Not where the violence is.

Posted by: flatulant | June 19, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Really vscribe??? The gun was probably illegally owned by someone who either purchased it illegally or stole it. People kill people not guns, its the lifestyle of certain cultures in D.C.

Posted by: zcxnissan | June 19, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

jethro1 How can you honestly say that more guns could have prevented these poor people from being shot. Have you no common sense? If someone is robbing you with a gun and you pull your piece on them do you really believe that they would just walk away? Realizing that you might be able to defend yourself. No, having a guns does not solve anything it only increases the odds of someone getting killed. If you really want a gun in your hand join the millitary I heard that they are desperate for people like you.

Posted by: nom22 | June 19, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

...and the criminal element is eagerly looking for unarmed people like you...

Posted by: srb2 | June 19, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

vscribe - Then you have every right to be a victim. While you are at it, leave your windows and doors unlocked with a sign out front that says, "I am afraid of guns". Let me know how that works out for you.

Posted by: madmike272 | June 19, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

The young man shot on Georgia Avenuedidn't make it. He was a senseless victim. He played football for Roosevelt SH according to his brother who came upon the scene. Being that the victim was a high school athlete means he was accomplishing things with his life and at least had a minimum GPA. God bless his family in their hour.

Posted by: drewnjoy | June 19, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

This will be Adrian Fenty's response to these shootings: "Let's build more bike lanes!"

Posted by: WashingtonDame | June 19, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

For those of you that make this about the right to carry a gun, shame on you. This is a senseless tragedy.

I'm a gun rights supporter and understand that people kill people, not guns. But I also understand that guns make it easier. Whether or not guns were easly accessible these thugs would still have a weapon. The only people who cannot get a gun in DC are those who want to purchase one legally.

My prayers are with the victims.

Posted by: DCJUSTICE | June 19, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

What a vicious and violent culture. Oh, and Go-Go=violence. That's why this form of guttural music is banned in many places.

Posted by: jabreal00 | June 19, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

To the Virginia commenters posting so self-righteously from their side of the Potomac, your militaristic and anachronistic opinions about 18th Century constitutional "rights", especially in the wake of tragedy, are unwelcome, unnecessary and egregiously insensitive.

Posted by: goldgirl96 | June 19, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Ward4DC | June 19, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

When you live in a jungle, you need a weapon to protect yourself. DC wants its males to wear condoms to protect themselves from a public virus. DC citizens needs guns to protect themselves from public vermin.

Posted by: g0tcha | June 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

goldgirl96 -
Thank you for your typically eletist, moronic and liberal response. Give yourself a self-righteous group hug, you little twit!

Posted by: madmike272 | June 19, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

To goldgirl96. What now you have a problem with us exercising the 1st amendment? You have no problem telling us we are not welcome. We are simply pointing out what the rest of the nation is starting to understand. If criminals think there is a chance that someone may return fire and put them 6 feet in the ground the crime rate goes down. Hows the gun ban working for DC and MD versus VA concerning violent crime????

Posted by: jhaas68865 | June 19, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

The Georgia Ave shooting happened right outside the Fenty campaign HQ and next to the MPD 4D HQ. I hate living here.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | June 19, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Remember that the Georgia/Missouri intersection used to be the location of the old Ibex Club, one of the nastiest, roughest scenes in that part of DC.

Just goes to show that the environment doesn't make the monkey -- the monkey makes the environment.

Any wonder why DC is a jungle?

Posted by: rustybud | June 19, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Killing season..

People are responsible for their own actions, not the mayor..

These are adults and teenagers making conscious choices.

They're irresponsible, material worshiping clowns..

We all know what segment of society this is, they should all be sterilized to stop the procreation of the wicked.

Posted by: taburd02 | June 19, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

@taburdo2, classless! I guess you, Republicoons, don't kill each other or engage in incestous relationship with your country kin? Enough of the racist stereotypes! Your mother should have swolled you! We need less of your kind in the world.

Posted by: whatsreallygoingon | June 19, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Mostly everyone in Afghanistan has a gun and that's a really safe place! More guns or less guns is not the solution; we must address the root cause which is dysfunctional communities which breeds and accepts such violence!

Posted by: VoiceofReason77 | June 19, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Ward 4 has become a zoo with native born "savages" and poor illiterate low class Salvadorans/Central Americans with lot's of unruly children and MS-13, Vatos Locos, STC (Street Thug Criminals), and Mara Salvatrucha gangs. If I win the lottery, I am moving across the park into Ward 3 where the citizens are civilized. We are living in h&ll here in Ward 4 and I look forward to my death.

Posted by: Ward4DC | June 19, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

why do these people hate each other so much that they just kill each other?

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | June 19, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse


"Crime is down, can I count on your vote in September?"

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | June 19, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Ward4DC: You obviously weren't born and raised in Ward 4. No one told you to move to this ward so get the hell out. Quit wasting your time complaining and get a job that will let you live in Ward 3.

"Ward 4 has become a zoo with native born "savages" and poor illiterate low class Salvadorans/Central Americans with lot's of unruly children and MS-13, Vatos Locos, STC (Street Thug Criminals), and Mara Salvatrucha gangs. If I win the lottery, I am moving across the park into Ward 3 where the citizens are civilized. We are living in h&ll here in Ward 4 and I look forward to my death."

Man you are hating life!

Posted by: bouncer | June 19, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Ward4DC sorry the STCs are making your life so miserable that you are hopeing for
death. Most people would just move.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | June 19, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

The guns rights argument is pretty funny here... I'd be willing to bet that most, if not all, of this violence was gang or drug-related. These are not the kind of people we want legally carrying handguns. There is a lot of gang activity in 4D. Virginia folks, stay out of it!

Posted by: jnolan1 | June 20, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company