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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Shooting, mayhem on U Street

By Washington Post editors

2:20 p.m.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier tells Crime Scene that one person is dead following an accident and a shooting on U Street Tuesday afternoon.

She said that as the funeral for Ashley McRae was ending, several people went to form a procession. A group of people went to a tan SUV when a group of males opened fire, police said. Police believe the vehicle that was fired on left the scene and got two blocks to 11th and U streets before overturning.

One person in the vehicle was dead, but police do not know how that person died. One other was wounded in critical condition and a third had non life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said McRae was found about 3:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 18 in a vehicle in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE. Police said Damon Antonio Sams, 22, of Southeast Washington was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed in McRae's death.

1:55 p.m.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says one person is dead after the report of a car crash, and two other people have been shot on U Street, according to the Associated Press.

Piringer says two cars were involved in the incident Tuesday afternoon near 13th and U streets. Piringer says it wasn’t immediately clear whether the person was killed by a gunshot or by a related car crash.

D.C. police spokeswoman Officer Tisha Gant says another person is critically injured from a gunshot wound. A third victim’s injuries were less serious.

Check out Crime Scene for more details.


Two shot at 11th and U streets NW
1:33 p.m.
Bryan Weaver, an ANC commissioner and activist who works with kids in the neighborhood, told The Post's Mike DeBonis that he was having lunch at U Street Bistro when he heard gunshots across the street. "It sounded like someone closing the door to the back of a moving trailer," he said.

Weaver said he heard shots, and then saw a car come onto U Street from an alley. The shooting started near 13th Street and ended near 11th Street.

Ron Moten of Peaceoholics told reporters that the shooting is related to the funeral of a shooting victim. Police have not confirmed Moten's report.

12:48 p.m.
D.C. police are on the scene of a double shooting at the corner 11th and U streets NW, police said. They said the shooting appeared to be a drive-by attack, occurring shortly after noon, after which the assailants fled in a vehicle. The conditions of the victims is not immediately clear.
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U Street is closed east of 14th Street NW, the D.C. Department of Transportation is reporting.

Reporter Aaron Davis said one car was upside down near 11th and U streets, and another appeared to have its top sheared off.
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Stay with Postlocal.com and Crime Scene for more details.


-- Paul Duggan

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 12:48 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

I wonder if these people have any idea how stupid they look hanging out at the scene of a drive-by.

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | September 28, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

@tokenwhitemale-- because clearly, that's the thought one should have when witnessing the scene of a shooting. "Do I look stupid?"

Posted by: create_communitas | September 28, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Yes, because if your family member got shot and the shooters left and U Street was closed down by police, you'd just leave and go home, huh? Yeah, they're really stupid.

Posted by: olyella | September 28, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Are you people just crazy or what? Why does the sight of blood excite you so; seriously you people need mental help!

As for the shooters, why? You obviously don't pay taxes in the city; so why are you killing someone over a street corner that will never belong to you? If you want to shoot someone; try killing yourself.

Posted by: sun52shine | September 28, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse


don't you just love gangs?

Posted by: potomacfever00 | September 28, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

sun52shine-What does paying taxes in the city have to do with anything? Where did you get the idea this was over a street corner? If people want to stand on a corner and watch that's their business. tokenwhitemale- Get a life and stop judging people. I will pray for the victims.

Posted by: cpugh1 | September 28, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

olyella, surly you're not suggesting that everyone in the photo are relatives of the victims.

Posted by: tokenblackman | September 28, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Uh..yes, I am, considering the majority of them are wearing black and this took place in a funeral procession. I don't know..me and my silly logic, I guess.

Posted by: olyella | September 28, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

And also...I'm not surly.

Posted by: olyella | September 28, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

To Mr TokenWhiteMale it is lunch time people out on the street and if the police have block of the street were are you to go dump ---

Posted by: RATCLIFFE | September 28, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

tokenwhiteman it was lunch time and people do eat lunch and then there was a funeral if the police have rope off the streets where do you think these people are going to go "O" to your house

Posted by: RATCLIFFE | September 28, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

RATCLIFFE, If you’re having lunch and suddenly gunshots ring out, most people are usually gone before the police have a chance to “rope off” the streets.

Posted by: tokenblackman | September 28, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

RATCLIFFE, If you’re having lunch and suddenly gunshots ring out, most people are usually gone before the police have a chance to “rope off” the streets.

Posted by: tokenblackman | September 28, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

i was a few feet from the accident and had no idea there had been a shooting previously. all the persons at 11th and U knew is that a car flipped and someone was trapped inside, persons initially ran to the car to help the guy but then realised it was too late and he was already dead. not to mention it was lunch time on U street so of course there were a lot of people around.

Posted by: Kris10 | September 28, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Only one other group kills people at funerals- yes that is Muslims.

Posted by: kathy523 | September 29, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

Only one other group kills people at funerals- yes that is Muslims.

Posted by: kathy523 | September 29, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse

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