Saturday, August 22, 2015

RIP Shaun Simmons - memorial in the 1300 block of Savannah Street SE DC

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Savannah Street SE, Washington DC on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at approximately 4:23 am.

Members of the Seventh District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located an adult male,  identified as Shaun Simmons, 18, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where all life-saving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead. 

From the Washington Post: An 18-year-old who a friend said was about to begin his senior year at Ballou High School was one of two young men fatally shot in the District early Saturday morning.

Police said Shaun Simmons, of Southeast, was shot multiple times in the 1300 block of Savannah Street SE in Congress Heights, at about 4 a.m. He was found lying in the street and was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

A friend of Simmons said he enjoyed football, wanted to go to college and planned to join the Job Corps after high school.

“He really was a caring and loving person... He always did this smile when people were sad or angry and it would just make your whole day.”

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