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Shootings kill two men in District, one in Prince George's

Christopher Dean Hopkins

UPDATE 2:17 p.m.: Another homicide came to light in the District after a car crash in Southeast Washington shortly after 4:30 a.m., police Lt. Nicholas Bruel said. After the car crashed in the 3700 block of First Street SE, he said, firefighters attempting to rescue the driver discovered that he had been shot. The victim was identified as Delonte Butler, 29, of Seat Pleasant.

Original Post: Five people were wounded, two of them fatally, in separate shootings early Saturday in the District and Prince George's County, police said.

In Forestville, county officers responded to a report of gunfire at Walters Lane and Hil Mar Drive shortly before 7:30 a.m. and found a man dead in a car, said Prince George's police Cpl. Henry Tippett. He said the victim's identity was being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. The shooting remains under investigation by homicide detectives.

D.C. police, meanwhile, are investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old man found with gunshot wounds shortly before 2 a.m. in the Petworth area of Northwest Washington, Bruel said. He said the victim, David Weston of Southeast Washington, was shot several times near Georgia Avenue and Allison Street NE.

About the same time that Weston was killed, a dispute at a party in Oxon Hill spilled out of an apartment and ended in gunfire, Tippett said. He said two men and a woman were hit by bullets in the incdent, in the 5500 block of Livingston Terrace, but none suffered wounds that were considered life-threatening. The shooting remains under investigation, Tippett said.

By Paul Duggan  | September 25, 2010; 1:17 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Paul Duggan, Pr. George's, The District  
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FYI there is no such thing as Georgia Ave and Allison NE, Georgia Ave and Allison is NW, I don't think there is a Georgia Ave outside of NW.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | September 25, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

"Shootings kill men"? A "shooting" is not an animate being, thus it cannot kill anyone. If the desired effect is to express the events in a passive or nonspecific way, then "Men killed in shootings" would (arguably) be acceptable. (Of course, we know that in actual fact, one or more persons, with one or more guns, killed the victims here.)

Posted by: nan_lynn | September 25, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

more black on black crime..

how is this news?

they love it!!

Posted by: ObamaisFraud | September 25, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Different locations, but same demographics....same problems.

Posted by: priveye | September 25, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

If the bombings in the Middle East (wherever that is) can be news, then this is, too.

Posted by: Supporter51 | September 25, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I know, I know...guns don't kill. But we are faced with the a generation who think killing is the answer to every situation. When the group of young people were shot and killed over a cheap bracelet, I realized the shooters had no concept of what they had done. Again, one of the victims this weekend was killed by a kid from the same group home. Why are these kids still getting out? There is a serious problem with that particular site. Stop playing pass the blame and make the people in charge of Youth Services answer for not doing their jobs.

Posted by: skinfreak | September 25, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Don't blame DYRS. Blame those who blame DYRS, i.e. Tommy Wells, Adrian Fenty and Peter Nickles. It's their policy to get these kids killed closer to home, I guess so the next of kin can bike to the scene?

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 25, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

So many dead,so few posts; another dog must have been killed by cop today.

Posted by: psuvo | September 25, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

If 7 under 30 men and women from the Washington DC area were shot in 4 days in Afghanistan, this would be front page news. But because they were black and shot in DC, it's just another ho hummer.

Where are the protesters, the preachers, the moralists, the reformers? Where is the outrage, the community spirit, the committment to change things, the individual resolve to change lives? Where? where?

Posted by: wjc1va | September 25, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

wjc1va you won't see any outrage because none were shot by a cop. This board only goes crazy when an armed and dangerous man or a dog is shot by the police.

Posted by: psuvo | September 25, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

As long as we condone the shooting of our own by our own as well as others, there will always be this problem. Only when we make it "un-cool" to shoot or be shot will this problem cease to exist.

Posted by: bad1y2k | September 25, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

It's good that the NRA and five craven Supreme Court Justices agree on our right -- NO, OUR NECESSITY -- of being able to arm ourselves to meet any of life's challenges.

Posted by: kinkysr | September 26, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Duggan is pretty good looking. Can't you just see him, talking to cops, going to crime scenes. Man, he's be good in a tv show. Duggan: cop beat

Posted by: woof3 | September 26, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

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