WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - DC police say they're investigating, after four people were shot and killed in two separate incidents Saturday.
Police say at around 10 p.m. Saturday, DC police responded to the 1500 Block of Fort Davis Place, Southeast for a reports of gunshots.
Police say 26 year-old Sean Shuler of Capitol Heights, MD, 26 year-old Javon Abney of Southeast, DC, and 24 year-old Tyrik Hagood of Northeast, DC were found dead.
Officers say they found two of the men inside of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and one man was found outside on the street with multiple gunshot wounds.
"Recovered from the victims vehicle was a handgun, ammunition and drugs," said DC police Chief Peter Newsham in a news briefing Sunday evening.
Neighbors were stunned to learn of the triple homicide near their homes.
"Even though this is Southeast, we’re not used to this type of crime going on especially not right around the corner from my mom's house."
Police say the suspects may have fled in a dark blue or black sedan heading toward Alabama Ave, Southeast. One of the suspects was reportedly seen wearing a white baseball cap, black jacket, and white pants.
DC police say they're offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of any suspect or suspects responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Police say they're also investigating a homicide after a 59-year-old man was fatally shot at the 4100 block of Hayes Street Northeast.
Police say Kevin Harrison as found dead Saturday afternoon. They are now working to identify the shooter. Neighbors say their area isn't prone to violence.
Family says Harrison was a good person who would help anyone.
"We’re working with some of our federal partners. We’ve increased to work on our tasks. For us we’re continuing to recover the illegal firearms off the District of Columbia," said Chief Newsham.
Police say they don't have one big picture reason for the crime surge, though they say some of the shootings are retaliatory
Anyone with information about either of these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.