From Grief to Anger

Some mourners boo local politicians during a vigil in Southeast

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    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.

    Mayor Adrian Fenty, Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry all attended the vigil.

    The Mayor addressed the crowd and was greeted by some boos.

    Southeast Neighborhood Mourns Lost Lives

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    Family and friends of the victims in Tuesday night's mass shooting in southeast DC gathered for a vigil in honor of the young lives lost.

    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.

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    D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty talks to News4 about a mass shooting in southeast Washington, his new budget, and his newly named opponent in the mayoral race.