14-year-old Niko Estep of Southeast was shot and killed in a double shooting on Nov. 3. (Courtesy of MPD)

By Chrisleen Herard,
Special to the AFRO

Niko Estep, 14, became another teen victim to lose his life to gun violence following a double shooting that recently took place in Northwest D.C.

On Nov. 3, shortly after 11:30 p.m., authorities from the Third District Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) went to the corner of 14th Street and Fairmount Street in response to a report of the sounds of gunshots. There, they found Estep suffering from gunshot wounds.

Estep was taken to a nearby hospital, however, despite medical efforts, he eventually succumbed to his injuries. 

A few hundred feet away from where Estep was found, officers discovered a second juvenile male, conscious and breathing, with non-life-threatening injuries. He was later transported to a local hospital to be treated for his wounds. 
The MPD is currently searching for the shooter who claimed Estep’s life and injured the second juvenile and is offering an award of up to $25,000 to the public for any information leading up to their arrest. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact authorities at 202-727-9099 or to send a message to their TEXT TIP LINE at 50411 for those who wish to remain anonymous.