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8 People Shot, 1 Dead in Southeast DC
ABC NEWS ^ | March 30, 2010 | TCH

Posted on 03/30/2010 6:47:56 PM PDT by TCH

WASHINGTON - DC Fire officials say one person is dead, five people are in critical condition, and two people are in serious condition. Fire officials say all of the victims are in their 20s and 30s except one person who is a teen.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block South Capitol St.

Police say an MPD cruiser crashed during the pursuit that followed. It happened in the 5600 block of Saint Barnabas Road.

Prince George's County Fire officials say the officers will be transported to a DC Hospital.

No word yet if suspects have been captured.

Police and medevac helicopters have also responded.

South Capitol Street is closed.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: capitol; dc; gangs; gunfreezone; leo; police; shooting; urban
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1 posted on 03/30/2010 6:47:57 PM PDT by TCH
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To: TCH

Wait. I thought they had a gun ban in the city.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: TCH

DC ought to pass a law against guns. Then this stuff would stop.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 6:49:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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To: TCH

Christian militia, I bet


4 posted on 03/30/2010 6:50:00 PM PDT by manonCANAL
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To: TCH

Hope! Change! Progress!


5 posted on 03/30/2010 6:52:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: TCH
Let me guess. Thugs had guns, victims had nada.
6 posted on 03/30/2010 6:54:57 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: TCH
WRC

At least nine people were shot in an apparent drive-by in southeast Washington Tuesday evening, and four D.C. police officers were injured pursuing possible suspects.

One person died at the scene in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street and at least eight others have been taken to area hospitals. Some are in critical condition.

D.C. police responded to the shooting report at about 7:30 p.m.. An AK47-type weapon reportedly was thrown from a green sedan that police chased through parts of D.C. and across the Prince George's County line.

Four officers in pursuit of the vehicle were injured in a crash in the 5600 block of St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills, Md.

7 posted on 03/30/2010 6:55:20 PM PDT by csvset
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To: manonCANAL

Nay ... Amish militia.


8 posted on 03/30/2010 6:56:43 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: manonCANAL

wait, dc? definitely thugs... that’s all i’m going to say.
so, nothing to see here.. pretty much a daily occurrence.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 6:59:21 PM PDT by VAFreedom
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To: TCH
in the 4000 block South Capitol St.

According to Google street view, not a pretty neighborhood. Pretty much what I was expecting.

10 posted on 03/30/2010 6:59:39 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: TCH

Amateurs!

Come to Cincinnati (Detroit South) for real gangbanger action!

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story/Three-Shot-In-Avondale-One-Critical/rC-vfBr3H0iWQZwYPSH40g.cspx
CINCINNATI — In what can only be described as a bloody month of March, there are yet more victims of gun violence.

Eight people have died in as many days...


11 posted on 03/30/2010 7:00:33 PM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: csvset
An AK47-type weapon reportedly was thrown from a green sedan that police chased through parts of D.C. and across the Prince George's County line.

Firearm Abuse!
12 posted on 03/30/2010 7:01:30 PM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TCH

This doesn’t make much sense. Was the pursuit after the shooting or the shooting after the pursuit! We’re they people on the street? crazy article!


13 posted on 03/30/2010 7:01:42 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: MikeWUSAF

LOL... Idiots, abusing and tossing a perfectly good AK47. There ought ta be a law, I tell ya!


14 posted on 03/30/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: doc1019
Those damned Amish!

Once we finish cleaning out the political dens of vipers, we're going to have to do something about them as well...

15 posted on 03/30/2010 7:05:11 PM PDT by JDoutrider (PLEASE HELP FREEPER JEFF HEAD: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2481989/posts)
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To: pollywog

Damned if I know! I was not in on the action!


16 posted on 03/30/2010 7:05:45 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: TCH

Reportedly gang-related. Damned Democrats are at it again.

A conservative would never throw away a good firearm.

I think the description of the shooters ran like this:

8 Amish midgets wearing tinfoil hats and shouting “PeeWee Herman Lives”. Seen driving away in a Pinto.

That’s all we need here - imported Amish gangbangers.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 7:10:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: TCH

I know the area. I used to have Greater Southeast Hospital as an account and never did any work after regular business hours.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Drew68

DC is trying to revitalize this area; it is close to the Nationals Ballpark and Marine Baracks.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 7:12:50 PM PDT by merry10
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To: TCH
"One person is dead, five people are in critical condition, and two people are in serious condition..."

Slow night in the White House...

"Obama steps out for quality time with the brothas."


20 posted on 03/30/2010 7:15:14 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

I remember the , the ‘rhetoric’ of the 70’s, that incited violence....sniff, rolls eyes...nancy pelosi


21 posted on 03/30/2010 7:17:19 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Cobra64

OH, that’s good... ROTFLMAO... DAMN IT! Ya made me SPILL my DRINK!


22 posted on 03/30/2010 7:18:04 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: TCH

Having worked in Anacostia DC in the early 90’s I am compelled to ask-— “Why is this news?”

There were enough murders there in the first week of 1992 that DC was on the pace for 1000 in the year.

More folks were killed within 5 blocks of where I worked there than in all of of Albuquerque in 1993. And the locals here were bemoaning the “crime rate”.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 7:22:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously! No moobs, please.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Wow. The Cincy police shootings and riots of April 2001 are what really made me a dedicated FReeper. I really, really saw where the MSM was hiding reality from the American people during that event. Of course, those events were completely overshadowed by events of 9/11/2001.

It seemed as if things had settled down there post-9/11. Sad to see it starting back up.

There is a link to one or two of the Cincy 2001 threads in my FR links page, and in the thread you can find the posts I was doing linking the many threads that ran during that time.


24 posted on 03/30/2010 7:23:44 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: TCH; MikeWUSAF

I bet it still fires just fine.


25 posted on 03/30/2010 7:24:58 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: JDoutrider

It was that damned Tea party bunch again.


26 posted on 03/30/2010 7:27:31 PM PDT by rogertarp
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To: merry10

Gees, this is news? That’s the tip of the iceberg for one day.


27 posted on 03/30/2010 7:28:40 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: csvset
An AK47-type weapon reportedly was thrown from a green sedan...

Remembering that this report is from local lamestream media, we need to take these descriptions with a grain of salt.

For all we really know (because what do reporters in DC know about firearms?), the firearm could have been an M1911 or an SP101 as easily as it was an "AK47 type weapon."

And the vehicle may also have been a red SUV. Think back to the DC sniper case... white van. It turned out to be a blue Chevy Caprice.

28 posted on 03/30/2010 7:37:26 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: TCH

Behold, the newest Tea Party member < /media spin >


29 posted on 03/30/2010 7:41:23 PM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Come to New Haven, CT.
http://spotcrime.com/ct/new+haven


30 posted on 03/30/2010 7:42:00 PM PDT by mojo114 (Forward to November.)
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To: TCH
What is the per capita crime rate of Washington, D.C.?

Which political party has controlled Washington, D.C. for the last 30 years?


31 posted on 03/30/2010 7:45:51 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: rogertarp

Keep ridiculing them on their trying to tag “violence” and “racism” to the Consevative Revolt (Tea Party) happening in the USA these days. We can make them laughing stocks through such tactics. Bravo, rogertarp. :-)


32 posted on 03/30/2010 7:47:07 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FASCIST knows his window of opportunity is now only 8 months. Watch him like a hawk.)
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To: pollywog

And why is the fire department issuing the statement, rather than the PD?


33 posted on 03/30/2010 7:55:59 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (If someone asked a hypothetical question, would you answer it?)
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To: TCH

Look out for a white guy in his 40’s


34 posted on 03/30/2010 8:05:20 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Why would you throw your gun away?

Must not watch NCIS, Gibbs has a rule - never relinquish your firearm!


35 posted on 03/30/2010 8:06:52 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Hunton Peck

The Fire Department is in-charge of the ambulances used to pick up the dead and wounded, as well as having pump trucks to wash away all the blood on the streets.

Not a good image to have bloody streets showing up on the news (yeah, right). Might tell the viewers that the Democrats don’t control the streets; their gangbanger friends do.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 8:08:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: TCH

It’s just the trash taking out the trash....


37 posted on 03/30/2010 8:18:33 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (The Obama beat down of America continues)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Ahh. Thanks for the info.


38 posted on 03/30/2010 8:25:59 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (If someone asked a hypothetical question, would you answer it?)
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8 People Shot, 1 Dead in Southeast DC

Hyphenated African-Amerikans? Thought so! 0bozo supporters to boot!

39 posted on 03/30/2010 8:32:10 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Cobra64

Exactly.


40 posted on 03/30/2010 8:33:24 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Seen driving riding away in ON a Pinto

There. Fixed it.

But if they were smoking camels, that changes everything.

41 posted on 03/30/2010 9:07:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: onemiddleamerican; csvset
>>For all we really know (because what do reporters in DC know about firearms?), the firearm could have been an M1911 or an SP101 as easily as it was an "AK47 type weapon."


42 posted on 03/30/2010 9:09:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: TCH

MS-13?

(knowing they are big in No. Va.)


43 posted on 03/30/2010 9:13:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: FreedomPoster

Were any aspiring rappers killed or injured?


44 posted on 03/30/2010 9:15:30 PM PDT by csvset
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To: steve86

Looks like their style of hit.


45 posted on 03/30/2010 9:28:18 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: FreedomPoster
LOL! There you go!

Thanks for posting that.

:-)

46 posted on 03/30/2010 9:28:34 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: merry10

I once lived for a time in this general vicinity. I often heard gunfire at night. Strange thing in a city that had outlawed possession of a firearm. /s


47 posted on 03/30/2010 9:35:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO - "Throw All The Bums Out")
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To: TCH

Dog bites man story.


48 posted on 03/30/2010 10:17:47 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: TCH

Just 8? DC has improved since the days I lived there.


49 posted on 03/30/2010 11:02:51 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: merry10
DC is trying to revitalize this area; it is close to the Nationals Ballpark and Marine Baracks.

No it isn't. Nats Park is on the north shore of the Anacostia River in Near Southeast, 12 blocks south of the Capitol.

This shooting took place in Congress Heights, which is in Anacostia-proper, and was about three blocks from the Maryland line in Eastover.

50 posted on 03/31/2010 3:21:02 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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