A crowd shouts toward police and media attending a news conference about the shooting of ten people, four of whom died, in Washington, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A vigil held last night on a corner of South Capitol Street in Southeast DC turned from a memorial into a rally demonstrating anger toward local politicians.
The Mayor addressed the crowd and was greeted by some boos.
Four people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at that corner on Tuesday night. They were part of a group of people gathered there after leaving the funeral of a 20-year-old who was killed last week. Police are calling it one of the deadliest shootings in DC history.
Thursday on News4’s Connecting with the Mayor segment, Fenty said he felt the boos were due to emotions running high. The mayor said he and a group of local community activists met with some of the people in the neighborhood following the vigil to address concerns.