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Neighbors Describe War Zone as Shootings Leave Firefighter Dead, 4 Hurt Across DC

A shooting along the 1300 block of Half Street SW left a Prince George's County, Maryland, firefighter dead and two others injured, police said

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Three shootings spread across Washington, D.C., late Saturday and overnight Sunday left a person dead and four others hospitalized, authorities said.

The deadly shooting took place around 11 p.m. Saturday along the 1300 block of Half Street SW near Nationals Park. Two men and a woman were shot by a person driving a dark colored sedan, police said.

Neighbors told News 4's Derrick Ward that they heard dozens of gunshots as people exchanged fire on the street. Some residents said they felt like they were in a war zone.

One person is dead and four others are hurt in a series of shootings across Washington, D.C. Saturday night and overnight Sunday. News 4's Derrick Ward reports from Southeast DC.

Garry Stanley, Sr., a 44-year-old firefighter from Fort Washington, Maryland, died at the scene, police said. Stanley was a 19-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and was assigned to Station 824/Accokeek, department officials said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Paramedics transported the woman to the hospital for treatment. Police said her injuries were non-life-threatening. The second male victim was treated at the scene by medics.

Two hours before the Half Street SW shooting, a man was struck by gunfire along the 900 block of K Street in Northeast after authorities said the shooter or shooters exited a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was taken to the hospital, but his condition was not known, police said.

After the shooting on the 900 block of K Street NE, D.C. police said the suspect’s vehicle was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos above.

A suspect was said to be wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans and was last seen heading west on K Street NE.

A man was also shot around 3 a.m. Sunday along the 1400 block of Parkwood Place NW – just off the 14th Street NW corridor – in the District's Petworth neighborhood. The victim was also rushed to the hospital, but his condition was not known.

Some people living in D.C.'s Brightwood Park neighborhood hope a new crime prevention initiative keeps their streets safe. News4's Shomari Stone spoke with residents.

This weekend's gun violence comes hours after a mass shooting in Southwest D.C. that left a woman dead and five others injured. The shooting in Bellevue took place on the same day that authorities launched a crime prevention initiative in the neighborhood to combat violence.

Metropolitan police data shows homicides are up by 9% over the same time last year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in homicide cases.

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