WASHINGTON - An early-morning shooting in the District left two men dead, and another man severely injured, according to D.C. Police's Acting Chief Pam Smith — who showed up at the crime scene to provide updates.
Chief Smith said the shooting happened in an Adams Morgan neighborhood in the 2500 block of Ontario Road Northwest. The Department received calls regarding gunshots in the area around 1 a.m., Smith said, and when officers drove to the scene they found three men who had been struck by bullets.
Authorities transported one man to a local hospital. Smith said he suffered "life-threatening injuries," and the other two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
"Even though we are in the preliminary stages of this investigation, we are asking anyone who may have seen anything, heard anything, or if you have video camera footage or video surveillance, we are asking you to contact the Metropolitan Police Department," Smith pleaded.
She called the incident, "Another act of senseless violence."
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau released the a statement Saturday afternoon addressing the recent violence.
"The string of shootings over the last two weeks, including the ones in Adams Morgan and U St. last night, is upsetting and devastating to our community," the statement reads. "I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of the victims in last night's shootings. And I want to let neighbors know that I share your concerns and fears, as a councilmember, a neighbor, and as the mother of two young girls who I’m raising right here in Ward 1.
"Today I spoke with Acting Police Chief Pamela A. Smith and asked her to direct additional resources to hots spots in the ward. I also spoke today with 3rd District Commander James Boteler who has been managing the response in the area and directing resources."
D.C. police are looking for a man driving a Blue Mercedes with a license plate that reads AC666. They believe he may have something to do with this shooting.
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