Four shot in SE drive-by shooting near Mayor Bowser news conference

WASHINGTON, DC -- Neighbors living in Southeast near the intersection of 16th and U streets are fed up with the violence after four people were shot just one neighborhood over from where DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham were holding a news conference about the murder of a 14-year-old boy- just days ago.

According to police, three people, two men and a woman, were taken to the hospital.The fourth victim showed up later with a graze wound.

Sarana Garcia said she is now moving out of the neighborhood after living here for over a decade, due to the violence, saying enough is enough.

“This is not the first time it has happened, but it is getting bad. As you can see, it’s the middle of the day. People are walking. There are non-school-aged children walking with parents. There are elderly and there are houses over here. These bullets could fly anywhere.”, said Garcia.

The female victim is listed in critical condition, according to police.
The other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Garcia said the neighborhood could benefit from more positive policing.

She said, “We need more police community contact and not just trailing people in their cars and following people. We need more contact with police in the community, more positive contact.”

Police believe the suspects in Wednesday’s quadruple shooting were driving a light-colored sedan.
There is no word yet on a motive or any suspect description.
If you know anything, contact DC Police at (202) 727-9099.