Police said that officers shot and killed a man shortly after 9 p.m. Friday after a domestic dispute in northeast D.C.
Must be nice to be able to protect ones self with a firearm in DC. Here is an overview of the carnage.
Police found three victims, all adult men, when they responded to a report of a shooting at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on 5344 C Street SE.
One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
At about 12:52 a.m. Saturday an adult man was shot twice -- once in the cheek and once in the back, police said. Authorities said the man was transported to Washington Hospital Center and was in stable condition with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Police responded to another report of a shooting around the 1100 block of Abbey Place just before 2 a.m. Saturday and found a man with gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but died a short time later, authorities said.
At about 4 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1100 block of Holbrook Street NE and found three victims with gunshot wounds. All victims died from their injuries. Their ages and identities are unknown at this time, authorities said.
A nonfatal shooting occurred at 3500 Warder St. NW at about 11:36 p.m. Saturday, police said, in which a male victim was shot in the back.
Police said they responded to a report of an unconscious man at about 6 a.m. and found 66-year-old Lawrence Simmons suffering apparent severe trauma to the head. Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police also confirmed an earlier double shooting at the 4600 block of Livingston Road SE at about 2:41 a.m. Sunday in which two men were shot -- one fatally. A second victim was also located suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to an area hospital and admitted in stable condition. His identity was being withheld because police considered him a witness in this case. The shooting occurred on the grounds of Patricia Harris Elementary School.
And to think that the criminal didn't even obey the law in a school zone. The nerve of these people!!
It must be the NRA's fault. They enter the city at night and peddle their wares, then afterwords they shoot as many people as possible to show how effective their evil guns are.
I've read or heard about shootings like this in DC my whole life to the point where it's like reading about the casualties in Iraq. Only in DC, no progress has ever been made.
To think that I have to go back into that city after dark this week doesn't make me happy. Really, I have to disarm to go into what is argueably the most dangerous city in the country lest my little Glock causes undue harm to an innocent citizen such as myself. Maybe I should find comfort in Chief Lanier's strong words to the criminal element:
"If you're out here shooting people and committing crimes, we're gonna get you. We are gonna get you," Lanier said.
That's sure to have an impact on a 14 year old thugs conscience! "Oh, snap! Don't shoot that old lady man! The Chief will get us!!" It's as if DC officials want the citizens to die. You can't even have pepper spray in DC to defend yourself. WTF?!? Then they come up with ridiculous ideas to stop violent crime like holding a meeting between the gang leaders, but not actually putting said gang leaders in prison for eternity.
It's time for a regime change in DC, and I'm not talking about the criminals.