1 killed, multiple injured in night of gun violence across DC

Police responded to five separate shootings that left one person dead and several others injured across D.C. on Saturday night.

Around midnight, police reported a shooting on the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, SE. Police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Shaquille Simmons, 24, of Northwest died on the scene. The other man was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.

On the 2200 block of Alabama Avenue, SE around 7 p.m., police said two men were shot on the sidewalk. They are looking for four people in connection to the shooting.

And at 10:30 p.m., police said another man was shot on the 2900 block of Knox Place, SE. Police say the victims in the shootings on Alabama Avenue, SE and on Knox Place, SE are in stable condition.

In Northwest D.C., there were two reported shootings.

One happened near a busy Shaw neighborhood around 9 p.m. at the intersection of 9th and U streets during Howard University’s homecoming weekend.

Witnesses told NBC Washington that they saw someone shot in the leg, but police have not found a victim. A car was found near Nellie’s Sports Bar riddled with bullet holes.

Another shooting happened one mile north of Columbia Heights, where a man was shot inside a building on 14th Street. Police said the victim is in stable condition.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000, per victim, to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

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