Wave of violence in DC leaves 2 dead, multiple people injured

WASHINGTON — A torrent of violence this weekend in the District has left two people dead and multiple others injured.

The largest spike occurred late Saturday into Sunday morning when there were four separate shootings in a span of less than five hours.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham tweeted that he was “very disheartened” by the flood of “senseless” shootings.

The shootings

  • Two men were wounded in a shooting in the 2600 block of 15th Street NW around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police say a white sedan was seen leaving the area.
  • Sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday, another man was found with a gunshot wound in the 300 block of Anacostia Avenue NE, but police say the shooting appeared to have taken place in the 3500 block of Minnesota Avenue SE.
  • There was a shooting in the 1500 block of 45th Street NE around 1 a.m. Sunday. No further details are available.
  • One man is dead and another was injured in a shooting in the 4800 block of Kansas Avenue NW around 2 a.m. Sunday.
  • A teenager was shot and killed in the 4400 block of Quarles Street NE around 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • And shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, police say another shooting took place, this time in the 3500 block of Clay Place NE, near the Anacostia Freeway.

Here’s a map of the shooting locations:

The incidents are under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP as we get more details. 

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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