Overnight violence in D.C. Friday brings homicide count to 114

WASHINGTON–  D.C.’s homicide count rose to 114 for the year after three fatal shootings Friday night into Saturday morning.

Metropolitan police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Harvard Street, NW, at 7:45 p.m. Officers found Charles Antonio Welch, 25, at the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Welch, a resident of Fort Washington, Maryland, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead after lifesaving efforts proved unsuccessful.

Later, at about 1 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of the 3200 block of 28th Street, SE. While searching, they found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police had not identified that victim as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, District detectives are investigating the death of a man at approximately 4 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE.  Police had responded to a call, and upon arrival, found a Deontray Ingram, 22, of Southeast, suffering from a gunshot wound and no signs of life.

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The Metropolitan Police Department is offering up to $25,000 in reward money for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for any homicide committed in the city. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. You can also submit anonymous information through the department’s text tip line by messaging 50411.

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