WASHINGTON - Two days after a man was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting in Northwest D.C., there were three more shootings that took place in a span of just three hours on Memorial Day.
The shootings in the District on Monday happened between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Shots were fired at around 5 p.m. in the Truxton Circle neighborhood on Q Street and 1st Street, NW, nearby the deadly mass shooting that happened over the weekend. It is unknown if these two incidents are connected.
Police sources said more than 40 shell casings were found Monday from what appears to be a shootout. Thankfully, no one was injured.
“The two vehicles were involved from citizen lookouts,” said D.C. Police Commander William Fitzgerald. “Whether both vehicles were shooting or just one, that is unknown at this time. It also appears that probably some subjects on foot were firing also. It’s a horrific scene. Fortunately, we have no victims at this time, which I am happy about. But it is a shame with the amount of police in the area that we still have these kinds of incidents and we will have to go to the drawing board and add more police to the area because we are not going to tolerate this. Even though we had arrests, it’s a horrible thing.”
Two people were arrested while two others were questioned and detained.
In the second shooting just before 7 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot multiple times, including the chest area, in the 7300 block of Blair Road in Northwest D.C., a residential section of the Takoma neighborhood at the border with Maryland.
The third violent incident on Monday happened at around 7:13 p.m. in the 1700 block of Lyman Place in Northeast D.C. A man suffered a gunshot wound to the foot, police say.