WASHINGTON - A series of deadly shootings on Monday has pushed the 2018 homicide total in D.C. above the 2017 year-end mark.
Police say three people were killed on Monday beginning in the afternoon when a man was shot and killed on the 2500 block of Bowen Road in the southeast.
Officers say a second homicide was reported Monday around 7:30 p.m. when a man was shot and killed in the 1800 block of Benning Road in the northeast. Just before 10 p.m. Monday, police say a third homicide was reported after a man was shot and killed on 14th and Downing Place.
Shooting at 2147 hrs in the intersection of 14th / Downing Place NE. No Lookout.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 25, 2018
Shooting in the 1800 block of Benning Road NE Lookout for a B/M wearing dark clothing— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 24, 2018
Monday's homicides follow a deadly weekend that left six killed from gun violence.
An additional homicide on Tuesday morning pushed the 2018 count even higher. Investigators say a man was shot and killed on Eastern Avenue near Rittenhouse Street near a gas station increasing the total to 119. Police say 116 homicides were reported in all of 2017.
SHOOTING/6200 block of EASTERN AVENUE, NE/LOF B/M LIGHT CPLX, 5'10-6', WHT SHIRT, BLK JEANS, TAN BUCKET HAT, BLK & WHT SHOES/5269 pic.twitter.com/3qDPcaMJzj— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 25, 2018