A man is dead after a shooting that occurred Friday afternoon in Southeast D.C.
At around 2 p.m., units responded to the 3200 block of Dubois Place, where they discovered the victim, Clarence Venable, 40, suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was immediately transported to the hospital where he later died.
Venable was leaving a community meeting on violence in the area when the shooting occurred, WTOP’s news partners at NBC Washington reported.
“I want to tell you, the violence interrupters, the community outreach folks, they are committed to reducing violence in our city, and yes, they are going to be hurt, but they are going to be even more committed tomorrow and the days that follow,” D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said.
Police are working to identify a motive or suspect.
Those with information should contact the Crime Solvers Tip Line 1 (800) 673-2777. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 202-727-9099.
Below is a map of the area:
Shooting in the 3200 block of Dubois PL SE. No lookout at this time. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 pic.twitter.com/Gi4MGZUh1d
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) November 22, 2019