D.C. Police

11 People Shot in DC Since Friday; 3 Dead

Eleven people were shot in D.C. since Friday, including three men who died.

The number of those who died increased Tuesday, after a second victim in one of the shootings succumbed to his injuries.

The 11th victim was shot Monday afternoon on 37th Place in Southeast. He was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital.

“MPD is one agency. We can’t rely on our police officers, our police department to do it all at once,” said Tyrell Holcomb, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 7. “There are other agencies that we need to rely on or to put pressure on to ensure people aren’t just getting handouts, they’re getting hand-ups.”

That shooting was a few blocks away from the last shooting on Sunday. Shortly before 8 p.m., a man was found with a gunshot wound on the 3500 block of Clay Place NE, police said. He was conscious and breathing.

"We have the highest number of police officers per square foot in all of 6D, however nonetheless, there still is crime that remains," Holcomb said.

D.C. police said the first in the series of shootings occurred about 9:40 p.m. Saturday on the 2600 block of 15th Street NW. Two men were shot and then drove themselves to a hospital, police said. No one was arrested.

A short time later, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in a parking lot on the 300 block of Anacostia Avenue NE. He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said the shooting occurred on the 3500 block of Minnesota Avenue SE. Officers canvassed the area, but could not find any suspects.

About 11:25 p.m., a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound. Police said he was driving on the 3800 block of Hayes Street NE when someone opened fire into his car, striking him. Police are still searching for suspects.

In another Northeast D.C. shooting, a man was shot at a block party on the 1500 block of 45th Street NE about 1 a.m., according to police. The man was taken to a hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

An hour later in Northwest D.C., two men were shot on the 4800 block of Kansas Avenue NW. Police said one of the men -- 24-year-old Juan Carlos Osorio-Herrera of Northwest -- died at the scene; another died in the hospital Tuesday. Police released surveillance video of a person of interest and the victims in that shooting Monday afternoon.

Jermaine Richards Jr., 17, of Southwest, was shot multiple times just before 3 p.m. Sunday on the 4400 block of Quarles Street NE, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police found another shooting victim nearby at 18th Place and C Street NE. Police said that person also was conscious and breathing.

Police Chief Peter Newsham tweeted about the shootings Sunday, saying he was "very disheartened with the senseless shootings overnight."

He said the department has increased reward money offered for tips leading to arrests. Police are now offering a reward of up to $2,500 for tips leading to arrests and seizures of illegal guns, and $10,000 for arrests and convictions in shootings.

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