A tragic mass shooting took place in Southeast D.C. on Saturday night, resulting in the deaths of three individuals and leaving two others hospitalized. The incident occurred near the intersection of Good Hope Road and 16th Street in the Anacostia neighborhood, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Acting Chief Pamela Smith expressed her frustration with the ongoing gun violence, emphasizing the urgent need for it to cease
The victims of the mass shooting were identified as two men and one woman who tragically lost their lives. The two individuals currently in the hospital are both men, with one of them sustaining life-threatening injuries. The MPD has not provided an update on the condition of the other victim. Chief Smith, during a press conference, urged witnesses to come forward and share any information they may have regarding the incident.
When questioned about the immediate actions that the MPD would take in response to the recent shootings, Chief Smith emphasized the need for community participation. She stated that it is not solely the responsibility of the police department to determine effective solutions. The community’s involvement, including reporting any suspicious activities or providing information, is crucial in curbing gun violence. Chief Smith assured residents that the MPD is committed to ensuring their safety and that officers will be deployed accordingly.
As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the mass shooting. The police have appealed to any additional victims who may have been injured during the incident to come forward. Detectives are actively investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting, but no description of the suspect or suspects has been provided.