Multiple shootings in D.C. over the weekend, mayor speaks out

DCW50 News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was a violent weekend in the District, causing Mayor Muriel Bowser to speak out.

Several people have been injured and four people are dead from separate shootings in D.C. this Memorial Day Weekend.

Fatal shootings over the weekend include:

  • Saturday, 1:45 a.m. – 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, Southeast
    • Police say they were called to the listed location for the report of shooting. Officers found 39-year-old Alexander Mosby, of Southeast, suffering from a gunshot wound. Mosby was taken to a hospital where, officials say, he was pronounced dead.
  • Saturday, 10:10 p.m. – First block of Galveston Street, Southwest
    • Police say they were called to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Officers found 40-year-old Jaquon Helm, of Southwest and 35-year-old Venius Badgett, of Southwest suffering from gunshot wounds. Officials say the male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the female victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
  • Monday, 2:31 a.m. – 700 block of Langston Terrace, Northeast
    • Police say they were called to the listed location for the sound of gunshots. Officers found 24-year-old Anthony Jerome Clark, of Southeast, suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say Clark showed no signs of life and was pronounced dead.

Mayor Bowser said additional police and non-law enforcement resources were deployed to communities in Wards 7 and 8 due to the increase in violence.

“While an enhanced police presence can help keep residents safe, we know that policing alone will not put a permanent stop to the violence in our communities,” said Bowser in a statement.

The mayor is asking residents to report any illegal firearms in the community.