14 November 2006

Four Shot in NE - Two Teen Victims

This morning - in what happens to be the the fourth shooting (at least) in the past month in the Carver Langston neighborhood - two teens and two adults were shot in an alley. From MPD:
Multiple Shooting Incident on 19th Street, NE

On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, shortly after 10 am, Metropolitan Police and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the area of 19th and M Streets, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered that four males had been shot while in an alley located in the 1200 block of 19th Street, NE.

The victims - a 16 year old, a 17 year old and two 20 year olds - were transported to area hospitals for treatment of apparently non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was shot in the pelvic area, and the others received gunshot wounds to their limbs. Their identities are being withheld because they are witnesses in the case.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were fired upon by two occupants of a moving vehicle described as a white Honda Accord, bearing unknown temporary license tags. The vehicle was occupied by a total of four subjects described only as black males.

The case is currently under investigation by detectives assigned to the MPDC's Fifth District. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or the DC Crime Solvers Unit at 1-800-673-2777.

All calls to Crime Solvers are confidential, and a caller need not give his or her name. If the information provided by a caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

WTOP and NBC4 are also reporting on the shooting and recent increase in violence in this neighborhood; NBC4 mentions that shell casings from an apparently unreported shooting last night were also found in the vicinity. See Frozen Tropics for information on an emergency community meeting called for tomorrow evening in response to the recent surge in violence in Carver Langston.

**UPDATE**
WaPo's report is here.

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