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Teen Fatally Shot in Southeast DC

Teenager Dennis Simms was fatally shot in Southeast D.C. July 1

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17 year-old Dennis Simms was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Southeast D.C., police said.

First responders were called to the 800 block of Yuma Street SE, not far from the Maryland border, for a shooting that occurred at 2:30 p.m. Police officers and D.C. Fire & EMS personnel arrived to find a victim who was shot multiple times, unconscious and not breathing.

Police officials confirmed about 4:40 p.m. that the victim died.

The victims family was on the scene when officers arrived, officials said.

It has been a violent summer so far in the District, particularly for teens. Simms is now the 13th person under 18 years-old who has been shot and killed in the District.

Less than two weeks ago, Chase Poole, 15, died after someone opened fire on a crowd after police broke up a Moechella event held for Juneteenth. Last weekend, three teens were shot in the 800 block of Quincy Street NW; 18-year-old Kyndall Myers did not survive.

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