Early Sunday morning police responded to a mass shooting in the streets of the nation’s capital, adding to the escalating violence around Washington DC, and resulting in a total number of people killed that is 17% over this same time in 2019.
This, all while then DC City Council is cutting police funding, exposing a startling trend in increased female gunshot victims.
Chief Newsham gave an update Sunday afternoon:
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) August 9, 2020
Police responded to a shooting at 12:20 a.m. Sunday at with multiple gunshot victims. Police Chief Newsham said Sunday, he believes there were three gunmen with semi-automatic handguns.
Local news reported,”Six people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Others sustained graze wounds, according to police. One of the more seriously injured was an off-duty, female MPD officer. Christopher Brown, 17, was killed at the scene, relatives of the boy say.”
BREAKING: DC Police confirm 20 people were shot, including 1 dead, in Southeast DC.
Several people are in critical condition. Police say there were “multiple gunmen.” https://t.co/QI4xeEDuje
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) August 9, 2020
There was a large outdoor party advertised for Saturday night called, “Come one Come all”, where food and liquor was offered.
DC MPD was actually on scene as it happened but there was no “lookout” which means no one could report the race or sex of the shooter or shooters. pic.twitter.com/81ft9GvPr0
— Jack Murphy ?? (@jackmurphylive) August 9, 2020
At the presser it was reported that more than half of the victims were women, showing an alarming trend.
— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithBmore) August 9, 2020
It is reported that the female officer who was shot is “fighting for her life”:
— Blue Lives Matter (@RetiredNYCPD) August 9, 2020
Details are still emerging on this story.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776