Sophia Barnes

Neighborhood on Edge After Daylight Shooting on Georgia Avenue Northwest

Children were outside Monday when gunfire broke out on Georgia Avenue NW

One man was hurt in a shooting that erupted Monday three blocks from the Fourth District Police Station while children were outside.

A man dressed in all white fired about 12:20 p.m. on the 3300 block of Georgia Avenue, police said. The shooter ran toward Sherman Avenue NW and has not been found.

The victim was alert and breathing when taken to the hospital, police said.

Children were outside when the shooting occurred.

"It actually brought tears to my eyes because this situation could have been worse," said Ariel Dunston, who lives in the neighborhood. "I could be, you know, preparing a funeral for my kids or my mother could be preparing one for me."

Another neighbor, Dave Wishard, said he was heading to get brunch when a barrage of cop cars rushed past

"There's a lot going on here that I don't see and I'm not a part of. And I'm very lucky to not be a part of," he said. "It's kind of shocking sometimes when it breaks into your reality like that."

D.C. is grappling with a spike in shootings this year. Police report 90 gun-related homicides in the city so far this year, surpassing the total number of homicides in 2017.

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