Police are stepping up patrols in a southeast Washington neighborhood after two deadly shootings in the span of five hours.
Officers were called to the 4900 block of G Street SE around midnight Friday for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs of Southeast suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to an area hospital, where she later died.
"There was an argument that was taking place in the hallway that was taking place prior to the shooting, and after that argument is when the victim was shot," said Lieutenant Bob Alder of Metropolitan Police.
Investigators say there is no suspect information at this time.
Five hours earlier, 28-year-old Kevin Lucas was found shot to death in the 3400 block of A Street Southeast.
The two murder scenes are about a mile apart, but Alder said police do not believe there is a connection.
Metropolitan Police offer a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone responsible for a homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Call police at (202) 727-9099 or submit anonymous information to the department’s text tip line by text messaging 50411.
Two weeks ago, a man was fatally shot in what appeared to be a shootout about a half mile away from where Spriggs was killed.
Tyree Beysean Miller, 27, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near Nalle Elementary School on Nov. 8. A semi-automatic weapon police found beside Miller may have been used in an exchange of gunfire with one or more shooters.
No arrests have been made.