Man dead after being caught in crossfire of shooting in Southeast DC, police say

According to police, a man lost his life after getting caught in a shooting crossfire in Southeast DC.

Rewritten: The article is credited to the 7News Staff.

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According to the authorities, a male individual lost his life on Tuesday evening in Southeast Washington, D.C. He was caught in the crossfire of a shooting incident.

Pamela Smith, currently serving as the Acting Chief of MPD, stated that the officers were informed of the shooting incident. At the same time, they were present at the location of another tragic shooting that resulted in the death of a teenager in the Northwest.

According to Smith, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the 1300 block of Savannah Street, Southeast, at approximately 4:50 p.m.

Upon arrival, law enforcement officers discovered a male with gunshot injuries. Tragically, the man was pronounced deceased at the location by Smith.

After an initial investigation, it was found that the gentleman had unfortunately been caught in the middle of a shootout between two drivers firing at each other from their respective vehicles.

Per the officials, 31 bullets were fired, as detected by Shot Spotter.

Smith expressed deep concern over the recent gun violence in the city, as two members of their community were tragically killed in just the past two hours. He emphasized that the abundance of guns on the streets is a significant issue that needs to be addressed urgently. Smith called upon the community to come together and take necessary actions to prevent such senseless violence from continuing to plague the city.

Smith emphasized that every homicide victim is an integral part of the community and deserves recognition. “These individuals are not “just statistics but beloved members of families who were tragically taken away from us too soon,” he added.

Smith urges residents with any information regarding this incident to call 202-727-9099 or send a tip via text to 50411.

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