After violent five days, D.C.’s YTD homicide count surpasses total number in 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - D.C. Police say they responded to ten homicides in just five days, which brings their total number of homicides so far this year to 119.

Last year, according to online records, the total number of homicides was 116.

Police say they responded to six homicides between Friday and Sunday, three homicides on Monday, and another homicide early Tuesday morning.

On Benning Road in Northeast D.C. alone, seven people have been shot since Friday, and one of the victims died from their injuries.

Two shootings occurred at 18th and Benning Road in Northeast. The third shooting, which happened Tuesday night, occurred at 23rd and Benning Road.

An Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner who represents the area, Kathy Henderson, says they organized a peace walk on Monday night and it ended with them following a police commander to another shooting scene.

"It was horrific, it was surreal," she says. "It is so angering I felt a range of emotions and we're just sick of this."

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