DC neighborhood plagued by violence to receive round-the-clock police presence

A northwest D.C. neighborhood overwhelmed by violence will now be monitored by police officers 24-hours a day.

Police in the Shaw neighborhood have set up a tent at the intersection of 7th and O Street. Police say officers familiar with the neighborhood will man the tent around the clock until further notice. Officers will take reports and answer question from residents.

The latest violent incident occurred Tuesday night when three men were shot behind a recreation center.

In less than three months, three homicides and numerous assaults and robberies have occurred near this intersection.

It was on Memorial Day that 31-year-old mother Tamara Gliss was gunned down during a barbecue outside a nearby apartment complex. Detectives believe the gunman was on a dirt bike when he opened fire killing her. Gliss left behind a 12-year-old son. At this time, her murder remains unsolved.

Since August 2014, near the intersection of 7th and O Streets, police have investigated:

3 Murders
44 Robberies
25 Assaults
26 Burglaries