6 shots, 1 dead in Northeast shooting that has ‘angry’ DC chief

“The residents didn’t deserve this. They don’t deserve to have people shot in the communities where they live,” said DC Police Chief Robert Contee, adding that despite recent efforts to “turn the tide of violence,” there are those who have “just lost their sense of humanity.”

Six men were shot and one dead after a shooting in northeast DC Monday night, according to DC police.

The other victims were taken to hospital for treatment.



DC Police Chief Robert Contee said at a news conference Monday night that there is no lookout at this time, and police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 202-727-9099.

The circumstances of the shooting, including whether the victims even knew each other, are being investigated, Contee said.

DC Police Department described what happened on the Azeeze Bates property on the 1500 block of F Street as a “critical incident alarm”.

Members of the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene to assist police.

Below is the area where it happened.

It is the latest in a series of shootings that have taken place in the district in recent days.

Contee said he was “upset” and “saddened” that DC residents had to experience the shooting in their community.

“The residents did not deserve this. They don’t deserve to have people shot in the communities where they live,” Contee said, adding that despite recent efforts to “turn the tide of violence,” there are those who “have just lost their sense of humanity.”

On Saturday at a news conference following a drive-by shooting that injured two people and one person was shot and killed by police, DC Police Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict described the past few days as “rough”.

There has been an increase in violent crime in DC, with homicides up 12% over the same period last year.

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