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9 people shot and wounded in D.C., including 2 juveniles, as violence continues to mar July Fourth

by Madison Thomas
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Nine individuals, including two minors, were victims of a shooting early Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., marking a continuation of the violent incidents that marred the July Fourth festivities, as reported by the Metropolitan Police Department.

A distress call regarding a shooting on Meade Street in the northeast section of the capital city was received by the police shortly before 1 a.m., stated Assistant Chief Leslie Parsons of the Metropolitan Police Department in a Twitter announcement.

Upon reaching the scene, officers found multiple gunshot victims, among them a 9-year-old and a 17-year-old, as per Parsons.

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According to Parsons, a dark SUV was seen traversing the neighborhood, stopping briefly to open fire on bystanders enjoying their Fourth of July holiday in what appears to be a targeted attack.

D.C. Fire and EMS transported a number of the victims to nearby hospitals, while others sought medical attention independently. All the injured individuals sustained non-fatal injuries and are yet to be identified, Parsons confirmed.

Details regarding the number of shooters involved or potential arrests remain unclear.

The D.C. incident is among a series of mass shootings plaguing the holiday weekend. In a block party in Baltimore early Sunday, 28 people were shot, resulting in two deaths, with many victims reported to be minors.

Late on Monday, a man donned in a bulletproof vest went on a shooting spree in the streets of Philadelphia, resulting in five fatalities and two injured boys, aged 2 and 13, before surrendering to the police.

In another incident in Texas, several individuals opened fire on a large crowd that had gathered post a local festival, killing three and injuring eight. This took place in the Fort Worth neighborhood of Como, roughly two hours after the conclusion of the annual ComoFest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about July Fourth weekend violence

How many people were injured in the Washington D.C. shooting?

Nine people, including two juveniles, were injured in the Washington D.C. shooting.

Where did the Washington D.C. shooting occur?

The shooting occurred on Meade Street in the northeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C.

Were there any casualties in the Washington D.C. shooting?

While there were no reported fatalities from this particular incident, all victims, including a 9-year-old and a 17-year-old, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Was the shooting in Washington D.C. part of a larger series of events?

Yes, the shooting in Washington D.C. was part of a string of violent incidents over the July Fourth weekend, including shootings in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Texas.

Have any arrests been made in connection with the Washington D.C. shooting?

As of the latest report, no arrests have been made in connection with the Washington D.C. shooting.

Were there any other major incidents over the July Fourth weekend?

Yes, there were several violent incidents over the holiday weekend. This includes a shooting at a block party in Baltimore that resulted in 28 people shot and two fatalities, a shooting spree in Philadelphia that left five dead, and another in Texas following a local festival that resulted in three deaths and eight injuries.

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14 comments

DChomegrown July 5, 2023 - 5:06 pm

this is our home, it’s up to us to make it safe for everyone. The violence needs to stop now.

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KarenInTheCapital July 5, 2023 - 9:41 pm

DC was supposed to be safe, how is this happening right here?! Stay safe everyone.

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wondermom77 July 6, 2023 - 12:03 am

heartbreaking to read this. we have to do more to protect our kids. they deserve to grow up in a world without fear.

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JusticeSeeker2023 July 6, 2023 - 1:50 am

we need answers! justice for the victims and their families. Enough is enough.

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Oldtimer54 July 6, 2023 - 6:57 am

back in my days we settled arguments with words, not guns! This is not the America I know.

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CapitalConcerned July 6, 2023 - 8:53 am

In the capital of the free world and we cant keep our people safe? Something needs to change and fast.

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JamesTr89 July 6, 2023 - 9:23 am

can’t believe whats happening in our city… kids shouldn’t be victims of such senseless violence.

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wondermom77 July 6, 2023 - 10:13 pm

heartbreaking to read this. we have to do more to protect our kids. they deserve to grow up in a world without fear.

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Oldtimer54 July 6, 2023 - 11:26 pm

back in my days we settled arguments with words, not guns! This is not the America I know.

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CapitalConcerned July 7, 2023 - 12:16 am

In the capital of the free world and we cant keep our people safe? Something needs to change and fast.

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JamesTr89 July 7, 2023 - 2:55 am

can’t believe whats happening in our city… kids shouldn’t be victims of such senseless violence.

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KarenInTheCapital July 7, 2023 - 8:06 am

DC was supposed to be safe, how is this happening right here?! Stay safe everyone.

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JusticeSeeker2023 July 7, 2023 - 8:10 am

we need answers! justice for the victims and their families. Enough is enough.

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DChomegrown July 7, 2023 - 10:57 am

this is our home, it’s up to us to make it safe for everyone. The violence needs to stop now.

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