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Posted at 9:56 PM ET, 09/19/2010

Woman, 21, found slain in SE D.C.

By Erica Johnston

A 21-year-old woman from the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington was found fatally shot Saturday in Southeast Washington, police said.

Police said the victim was found about 3:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Bruce Place SE.

Her mother identified her as Ashley McRae, and police said she lived in the 1300 block of Columbia Road.

Deborah McRae said she did not know what led to the shooting, but described her daughter as “a sweetheart.”

“Everybody loved her,” Deborah McRae said.

She said her daughter was working at a clothing store in Georgetown, and was studying accounting at DeVry University.

Police said they were called to Bruce Place after a woman was reported shot. The address is just southeast of Fort Stanton Park.

After the woman was found in a vehicle, police said, she was taken by D.C. fire and emergency services personnel to George Washington University Hospital. She was admitted there, police said, but subsequently died.

Police said they offer a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in any homicide committed in the District.


-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 9:56 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

I hope that Vince Gray reads this: why did a Ward 8 shooting (2700 Bruce Pl SE) victim die of her injuries...at George Washington University Hospital (2300 I St NW)?

This is not a riddle nor a joke. Plot the distance on Google Maps and see why...

Posted by: amamimus | September 20, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

hope that Vince Gray reads this: why did a Ward 8 shooting (2700 Bruce Pl SE) victim die of her injuries...at George Washington University Hospital (2300 I St NW)?

This is not a riddle nor a joke. Plot the distance on Google Maps and see why...

Posted by: amamimus | September 20, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

That is a very good question!!!!!

Posted by: bobby31 | September 20, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

For those that are in the know, Bruce Place is kinda near Greater Southeast Community Hospital, but still far, far away from the residence of the victim. Sounds like the victim was easy on the eyes...

Posted by: mlombre69 | September 20, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

For those that are in the know, Bruce Place is kinda near Greater Southeast Community Hospital, but still far, far away from the residence of the victim. Sounds like the victim was easy on the eyes...

Posted by: mlombre69 | September 20, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

In all fairness its possible that she died due to the location of the GSW, and of course how many times she was shot. Another factor could be how long before she was discovered.

Unfortunately, no matter how competent the medical staff, all will not survive.

Posted by: awfulexcuse1 | September 20, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I hope that Vince Gray reads this: why did a Ward 8 shooting (2700 Bruce Pl SE) victim die of her injuries...at George Washington University Hospital (2300 I St NW)?

This is not a riddle nor a joke. Plot the distance on Google Maps and see why...
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Because Greater Southeast is NOT a trauma facility. PLUS they have had numerous issues within the last several years with respect to having the personnel available to even address lower level medical emergencies let alone address a shooting.

HOWEVER, anyone asking these questions has very little knowledge of how the Fire and EMS system in DC works. It could EASILY be you transferred all over the city due to your location OR you could go to a facility that is less equipped simply because the facility doesn't think you have insurance because you are being transported from a lower income neighborhood. This happens FREQUENTLY. You should ask Vince Gray how many ambulances DC has and how the loss of civilian medics and EMTs in the city is impacting DCFEMS ability to respond to medical emergencies.

Posted by: negee99 | September 20, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

negee99 - Knowledge IS power - Thank you!

Posted by: Mysonshine | September 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

The "sweetheart" might have been shot by HER "sweetheart," who might have been armed under Second Amendment rights.

An NRA rep or five Supreme Court justices could explain those to you, I'm sure.

Posted by: kinkysr | September 20, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I honestly dont think this is a joking matter she lost her life over something so petty ... no one should be the blame for her death but the person who did it i hope they catch his worthless ass and sentence him to the death penalty he deserves it... she was a good friend and her life shouldnt have ended so soon ill always remember the times we shared and may your soul rest in peace

Posted by: ivory4life2006 | September 22, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I honestly dont think this is a joking matter she lost her life over something so petty ... no one should be the blame for her death but the person who did it i hope they catch his worthless ass and sentence him to the death penalty he deserves it... she was a good friend and her life shouldnt have ended so soon ill always remember the times we shared and may your soul rest in peace

Posted by: ivory4life2006 | September 22, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

This is so sad. Another young life ended, for whatever reason, by the hands of another. SMH I wish people would stop and think about the lives they impact when they take someone's life. God help us all!!!

Posted by: tega03 | September 25, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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