WASHINGTON — A Maryland woman is dead after one of four shootings in D.C. Wednesday night.
D.C. police say they received a report of a shooting in 5200 block of Just Street, Northeast — just around the corner from the intersection of Division Avenue NE, Eastern Avenue NE and Sheriff Road NE — around 6:50 p.m.
Police found a woman — later identified as 25-year-old Danjellicca Ball of Hyattsville, Maryland — unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds.
She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.
Neighbors tells WTOP they are not surprised to see something like this happen — some noting that they want more police patrols in the area.
They say the apartment building where the shooting occurred is known drug dealing area with people always hanging out near the building.
“There’s a whole bunch of people standing around, tearing up the neighborhood,” neighbor David Smith said flatly. “That’s pretty much it.”
For him, it doesn’t take much for something small to suddenly become a tragedy.
“There’s always something going on. Always somebody fussing with somebody,” Smith stated. “Somebody says something bad to somebody else — or something that somebody else didn’t like. And then — boop — there you go, just as simple as that.”
A $25,000 reward is being offered for any information about this shooting that leads to an arrest. Police have not stated whether there were any possible suspects.
Anyone with tips can call police at 202-727-9099 or can text the Text Tip Line at 50411.
Four other men were shot in three other shootings, another in Northeast and two shootings in Southeast. Police said all of those victims were all conscious and breathing.