DC Violence Claims Another Life In Overnight Shooting

Steve Birr | Vice Reporter

Police are investigating an overnight homicide near a university campus after finding a man shot in the head in Northeast Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) were dispatched to the 900 block of 10th Street, Northeast just blocks away from Gallaudet University at roughly 4 a.m. Police found an unidentified man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head and declared the man dead at the scene soon after arriving, reports WJLA.

Authorities said they do not have a suspect and there are no witness accounts of possible suspects fleeing the crime scene. Police closed a one block portion 10th Street at K and I Thursday morning to continue their investigation into the latest District murder.

The homicide comes on the heels of a shooting Wednesday morning that left a man in serious condition. The unidentified man suffered a gunshot wound to the back and is recovering at a local hospital. Authorities are looking for a black man in a tan vehicle scene by witnesses driving away from the scene.

Three people were injured after a triple shooting in D.C. Sunday night, capping off a violent weekend in the District. Authorities confirmed the drive-by shooting left one male and two female victims with gunshot wounds.

The homicide rate in the District spiked 54 percent in 2015, and is only 13 percent lower so far this year. Homicides have tripled in Ward 7. D.C. is suffering a violent year overall, with 105 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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