3rd Daylight Murder This Week in Southeast D.C.

A man died in Southeast this afternoon in the third murder in broad daylight this week in the District.

Police said 24-year-old Thomas Meriedy, of Southeast, was shot multiple times at about 1 p.m. Wednesday on Mt. View Place near Morris Road, on a hill with a striking view of the U.S. Capitol.

Later that afternoon, police said the man had died.

Police say they have no motive and no suspects in the murder. They say the victim's grey car came down the hill and crashed onto the curb, but they are still investigating what role the car or the crash play in the case.

Monday, two other people were killed in two separate daytime shootings in the District. There have been no arrests in any of this week's murders.

But police did charge the son of one murder victim, after he threatened to kill the man who he believed had slain his mother.

"We aren't going to allow people to go out here and retaliate and exact whatever kind of justice they think is proper," said Police Chief Cathy Lanier. "That's what we are here for." 

The violence has frustrated Natalie Williams, the ANC Commissioner for the neighborhood.

"It's really causing people to be afraid to simply live," Williams said. "We've got to be doing a better job. It's not enough to keep having community meeting after community meeting talking about the crime but yet nothing is happening.

"It's a shame that we have kids who are getting out of school right now, and when they come up all they are familiar with is these yellow tapes," Williams said, gesturing at crime scene tape. "We have got to do better here."

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