2 men, 15-year-old killed in 6 separate DC shootings

At least three people, including a teenage boy, were killed in a string of five shootings in the District late Friday night and into early Sunday morning, according to statements from D.C. police.

Police said that officers responded to the first shooting just after 6 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of W Street in Southeast.

When officers arrived, they found three victims with gunshot wounds. One victim, Southeast D.C. resident Keith White, 18, died in the shooting. Two others are expected to survive the incident.

D.C. police said that the department was alerted about the first shooting at 8:35 p.m. in the 700 block of Atlantic Street in Southeast, where 38-year-old Gary Roberson of Southeast was killed.

Officers were then pulled to a separate shooting around 10:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Gales Street in Northeast, where 15-year-old Victor Bolden was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

In the next hour-and-a-half, three more shootings happened around the city, according to police.

After 11:30 p.m., there was a report of a shooting at the 1200 block of Summer Road in Northeast, where an adult man was found with a gunshot wound and taken to the hospital.

After midnight, police were called about a shooting on the 1600 block of S Street in Southeast, where a juvenile female was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Then, just after 3 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting on the 1000 block of Connecticut Avenue in Northwest. Police said an adult male was hurt and hospitalized.

The spate of violence comes one day after one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in Southeast D.C.

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