Teen killed in Northwest DC shooting

A teen is dead after a shooting Friday morning in the LeDroit Park neighborhood in Northwest D.C.

D.C. police responded to a report of sounds of gunshots at the 200 block of V Street NW at around 2:45 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found 16-year-old Mylaki Young inside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was later dead.

Third District Cmdr. James Boteler said cameras showed a dark-colored SUV pulling into the area, and at least three people got out of the vehicle and shot toward the man.

The man ran into a nearby apartment building, whose windows shattered from the gunfire.
Boteler called the shooting “senseless gun violence.”

“Too many people with too many guns in their hands committed violence over what many times we find to be just conflict where people take it out with gunfire,” Boteler said. “It’s very unacceptable in our communities, and we’re very troubled by that.”

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered to anyone that provides information with leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

Below is a map of the location where the shooting took place.

WTOP’s Jack Moore contributed to this report. 

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up