Violent DC night comes on heels of gun violence round-table

- A violent night in the District after four separate shootings - including one homicide - happened within hours of each other.

The deadly shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road in the northeast. Police say a man was shot and killed at the location.

Earlier in the evening, just before 9 p.m. investigators in the northeast say a man was shot in the 100 block of 61 Street.

Two shootings in the southeast followed just minutes apart. Police say a man was shot at 11:15 p.m. on the 3400 block of Stanton Road. Just before 11:30 p.m. a man was shot in the 4600 block of Hillside Road.

Investigators have no suspects or motives in any of the shootings at this time.

The violent night comes on the heels of a roundtable meeting with D.C. residents and leaders to discuss the urgent push to tighten gun restrictions.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton discussed the need for gun control, including universal background checks on gun sales to help reduce the number of guns that come into the District illegally from states - along with an assault weapons ban.

Chief Lanier said despite D.C.’s strict gun laws, weapons still make their way into the city with 31 percent coming from Virginia and 22 percent from Maryland.

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