Andrea Swalec

‘This Has to Stop': Shooting Erupts Near Northeast DC Neighborhood Crime Walk

Police investigated four shootings in D.C. on Monday after six homicides over the weekend

Police responded to four shootings in the District on Monday, one of which erupted during a Northeast neighborhood's anti-crime walk.

Gunfire rang out on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on Monday night. It's the same block where four people were struck in a shooting around 11 p.m. on Friday. Four men and a woman survived the attack. Police released video of two men walking near the scene who are suspected of assault with intent to kill.

"This is absolutely unbelievable," ANC Commissioner "We're not tolerating this type of violence in our community."

"Our walk was punctuated by a call that there's another shooting over here. This has to stop," Henderson said. "We're sick of it."

Police are investigating both shootings but declined to say if they are related.

Multiple people approached News4 and expressed they were also tired of gun violence in Southeast and Northeast D.C., which have been hit hard by gun violence.

Six men were killed between Friday and Sunday in separate shootings. Four of them were gunned down in Southeast. D.C. has already surpassed last year's total number of homicides.  


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