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Posted at 9:05 PM ET, 09/21/2010

3 shot, 1 fatally, in D.C.

By Erica Johnston

Update:

D.C. police are investigating three shootings Tuesday night, including one fatality.

In the first case, police found a man fatally shot near a bus stop in the 900 block of Southern Avenue just before 8 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

About a half hour later, police were called to the area near 18th and I streets in Northeast, about seven miles from the Southern Avenue shooting. There, they found a man shot in the lower extremities and a finger, Carew said. That victim was taken to a hospital with wounds considered serious but not life threatening.

Just after 9 p.m., another man was found shot in Southeast when police were called to the 3300 block of 22nd Street. That is about two miles from the site of the Southern Avenue shooting. He was shot multiple times, but his wounds were not considered to be life threatening.

It was not clear whether any of the shootings may have been connected.

-- Clarence Williams

Earlier:

A man was shot and wounded Tuesday night near a bus stop in Southeast Washington on the border with Prince George's County, D.C. police said.

Police received calls for the sounds of gunshots and found a shooting victim in the 900 block of Southern Avenue about 8 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman.

The man's condition was not immediately known. Authorities deployed police dogs in the area in search of a suspect or suspects, Carew said.

No other information was available, police said.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | September 21, 2010; 9:05 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

simple city

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | September 22, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

No, simple people.

Posted by: smash44 | September 22, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

If this were Afghanistan or Iraq, 3 casualties in one night would be front page on WaPo, NYT and Huffington Post.

Posted by: wjc1va | September 22, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

more gray celebrations!

Posted by: WhatBubble | September 22, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

If this were Afghanistan or Iraq, 3 casualties in one night would be front page on WaPo, NYT and Huffington Post.

Posted by: wjc1va
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How do you know that this wasn't on the front page of the Afganistan newpapers?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | September 22, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Leper colony.

Vote for Gray!

Posted by: ObamaisFraud | September 22, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

YAY for Gray!!!... Now they may be so scared thinking the crime will go up, they'll move back to the suburbs, and let DC go back to deserving - CHOCOLATE CITY!!!

Posted by: 0126 | September 22, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

YAY for Gray!!!... Now they may be so scared thinking the crime will go up, they'll move back to the suburbs, and let DC go back to deserving - CHOCOLATE CITY!!!

Posted by: 0126 | September 22, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

YAY for Gray!!!... Now they may be so scared thinking the crime will go up, they'll move back to the suburbs, and let DC go back to deserving - CHOCOLATE CITY!!!

Posted by: 0126 | September 22, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Chocolate City, what a rude remark. "They" are here to stay and perhaps take this back and give it a better reputation. It surely hasn't done well as a Chocolate City now has it? Fact is the population is changing here and it is clear if you look around you will see unless you are blind, that many more whites are moving into the city. It is becoming a city of all people. Perhaps it is time you look for a place in Prince Georges County to call home. Especially if you can't live with people of different views, and of different skin colors.

Posted by: k.jarrell01@comcast.net | September 22, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Chocolate City, what a rude remark. "They" are here to stay and perhaps take this back and give it a better reputation. It surely hasn't done well as a Chocolate City now has it? Fact is the population is changing here and it is clear if you look around you will see unless you are blind, that many more whites are moving into the city. It is becoming a city of all people. Perhaps it is time you look for a place in Prince Georges County to call home. Especially if you can't live with people of different views, and of different skin colors.

Posted by: k.jarrell01@comcast.net | September 22, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Chocolate City, what a rude remark. "They" are here to stay and perhaps take this back and give it a better reputation. It surely hasn't done well as a Chocolate City now has it? Fact is the population is changing here and it is clear if you look around you will see unless you are blind, that many more whites are moving into the city. It is becoming a city of all people. Perhaps it is time you look for a place in Prince Georges County to call home. Especially if you can't live with people of different views, and of different skin colors.

Posted by: k.jarrell01@comcast.net | September 22, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Not!!! You must be an out-of-towner and worked for Fenty! My statement remains as stated - Chocolate City FOREVER!!!

Posted by: 0126 | September 22, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

This can't be true! DC has made it next to impossible for people to own guns in the city. People aren't allowed to carry guns in DC. How can this happen? Why, oh why, can't the city protect us from this lawlessness? I know, why don't you pass another law restricting guns? Jerks!

Posted by: curious606 | September 22, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Guess what, people: FENTY is still mayor. These incidents all occurred on HIS watch. You fools look for any reason to trash Gray, don't you? Give the man a chance...sheesh.

Posted by: emcglaughlin | September 22, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

This can't be true! DC has made it next to impossible for people to own guns in the city. People aren't allowed to carry guns in DC. How can this happen? Why, oh why, can't the city protect us from this lawlessness? I know, why don't you pass another law restricting guns? Jerks!

Posted by: curious606


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I agree! It must have been some of those gun-crazy Virginians, probably some guys with legally owned guns and state-issued CCW permits. No DC resident would ever violate a gun law!

Posted by: Hk45 | September 22, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

why is this news

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

why is this news

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

why is this news

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

why is this news

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

k.jarrell01@comcast.net should visit Prince George's County. "It" would then see that PG County is and has always been made up of people of varying backgrounds. By the way, k.jarrell01@comcast.net, "take this back" from whom? The boogeyman?

Posted by: CalmTruth | September 23, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

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