D.C. police are investigating two homicides that happened within hours of each other.
Jonathon Adams, 17, was killed in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace in southeast D.C. around 6 p.m. Thursday. Police say the teen was stabbed inside an apartment building and ran out into the street, where he collapsed near a car parked across the street.
"Doesn't make any sense. Everyday, if you read the paper or listen to TV, someone is killing someone for no reason at all," said Frances Bolden, who lives near the scene.
Less than three hours later, 19-year-old Tykia Dickerson was found lying on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of Jay Street NE. Police say she had been shot. Dickerson was taken to an area hospital, where she later died.
Police have not released suspect information in either case.
In just two months, 21 homicides have been reported in D.C. By this time last year, D.C. had reported 12 homicides.