Shooting kills one man, wounds another in Southeast DC

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


By Jenny Goldsberry

A gunman shot two men early Monday morning on Burbank Street in Washington, D.C.. One man died of his wounds at the scene. The other is receiving treatment.

This is the latest of a string of shootings at the nation’s capital. Earlier this month, a drive-by shooter wounded five people and killed a six-year-old girl on a scooter. Then, attendees of a Nationals baseball game the very next day heard gun shots outside the stadium during the sixth inning. That shooting killed three people and officials postponed the game. Next, only a couple days afterward, a gunman shot two men on 14th street. Both survived their wounds, but the sound spurred pandemonium on the street.

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After the Monday morning shooting, DC Police tweeted that they are investigating two additional, unrelated shootings that happened the same day. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted Friday that she has “head the calls from residents in our communities most impacted by gun violence: They want to see a strong, sustained police presence.” Bowser directed the police department to use “any overtime necessary,” but admitted that it’s not a permanent solution.

In response, the DC Police Union praised Bowser for “setting the right tone.” They supported her in discouraging too much police overtime. Instead of burning out their current police force, they “The use of overtime is not an ideal solution and a better solution would be to fully staff their police force,” Bowser said in a statement.

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