Teenager killed in Southeast DC shooting

A teenager was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. Friday afternoon, according to police.

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Metropolitan Police Department officials said a call came in for the shooting along the 800 block of Yuma Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

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Once at the scene, responding officers found a teenage boy who had been shot several times. Paramedics attempted to treat the boy at the scene, but he was eventually pronounced dead.

Police confirmed to FOX 5 that the boy was 17-years-old. They later identified him as Dennis Simms, of Southeast.

Investigators are canvassing the neighborhood in hopes of identifying a suspect in the case.


Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text the department at 50411. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.