Double Shooting Leaves DC Man Dead In Latest Violent Attack


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Steve Birr Vice Reporter

Police are hunting for suspects after multiple shootings left two men dead and a woman injured in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of a double shooting in Southeast, D.C., near Washington Highlands at roughly 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds and quickly took them to a local hospital.

The woman was conscious and breathing but officials have not updated her condition. The man was unresponsive and later pronounced dead, reports WJLA.

Police do not have any eyewitness accounts or descriptions of a suspect in the crime. Earlier in the evening, another shooting claimed the life of 18-year-old Tesean Jermaine Ashe from Southeast, D.C.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at roughly 5:26 p.m. and found Ashe unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in Northeast, D.C., near Carver Langston. Emergency crews transported Ashe to a local hospital where he succumb to his wounds.

D.C. is suffering a rash of violence this week, which began with three separate shootings across D.C. within a five-hour span Sunday evening into Monday morning. Two people were stabbed in a random knife attack on Pennsylvania Avenue in Capitol Hill in broad daylight Tuesday morning.

The homicide rate in the District spiked 54 percent in 2015, and is only 11 percent lower so far this year. Homicides have tripled in Ward 7.

D.C. is suffering a violent year overall, with 98 homicides across the city. The alarming surge in homicides is down from the shocking numbers in 2015, but is still historically high. There were a total of 105 homicides in 2014 and 88 in 2012.

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