A daytime shooting left a boy dead and one man in critical condition after being struck by gunfire in an Anacostia neighborhood on Sept. 1, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Early in the afternoon around 2:19 p.m. authorities responded to the crime scene in the 1900 block of 16th Street, SE. Police said they found Kevin Anthony Jackson II, 17, suffering from a gunshot wound in front of a home along a sidewalk. One street away from Jackson, police said they found another male victim injured by gunfire in the 1900 block of 17th Street, SE.
The second victim was reported to be a bystander who is a pizza shop worker who was making a delivery when the fatal incident took place in the residential area. Officials said the delivery man was shot in his lower body.
Police said both victims were transported to local hospitals by D.C. Fire and EMS personnel, where the juvenile victim, Jackson, later died. The other victim is in critical, but stable, condition.
A front window in the neighborhood was shattered by a bullet, according to police reports.
Alice Kim, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department told the AFRO no arrests have been made regarding this case as of Sept. 6. According to data collected by the police, the immediate area has had three homicides as of Sept. 6.
The holiday weekend continued with two more homicides.
A Maryland man was murdered on Sept. 2 on the 5100 block of H Street, SE around 9:30 p.m., police said. The area has had two homicides as of Sept. 6, according to data collected by the police.
Christopher Redfear, 23, was found unconscious and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just off Benning Road, police reported. Redfear was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
On Labor Day, another young man was fatally attacked in the District. Justin Richardson, 24, was stabbed multiple times in the 300 block of 50th Street NE around 5:20 p.m., police said. Authorities said they found him suffering from the assault, and he was taken to an area hospital where he died. The immediate area has had two homicides as of Sept. 6.