Ballou High School student killed in shooting at Southeast DC apartment complex

- A 16-year-old Ballou High School student was gunned down at an apartment complex in Southeast D.C. Sunday night.

D.C. police say officers responded to the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road at around 8:13 p.m. Sunday for the sound of gunshots. When they arrived, the officers found MyAngelo Starnes shot several times. Starnes was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses say Starnes had just come back from buying a snack and was heading to the front door of the apartment complex when a gunman fired as many as 15 rounds. Some of the bullets struck the door, the door frame and some bricks around the door frame.

After being hit, the teenager ran inside the building and collapsed in the apartment of a friend, according to witnesses.

Police say they have no description of the gunman or a getaway car, and the motive is unclear.

Police stationed an officer outside the building for most of the day on Monday.

Starnes’ mother says her son had grown up in this neighborhood on Pomeroy Road and had gone back to the neighborhood with his sister to visit some old friends. The teenager was a sophomore at Ballou High School.

A resident told FOX 5 that he had been trying to get the mayor on the phone for the past several weeks to get some help in the neighborhood because of the violence in the area.

D.C. police is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or submit a tip by text message to 50411.

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