Thursday, September 26, 2019

Memorial for Vincent Carter | 1300 block Columbia Road NW DC

From a DC Police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW, Washington DC

At approximately 10:01 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located five adult male victims and one adult female victim, suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported five of the victims to local hospitals for treatment. One of the adult male victims, identified as Vincent Carter, 21, of Southeast DC, displayed no signs consistent with life.

This homicide has caused great sadness and disruption in the Columbia Heights Village community.

This memorial is directly across a small alleyway from a memorial to Dawud Debrulk, who was skilled in this same block in March 2019.

When I spoke to a young woman at the sites and wished her and the neighborhood peace, she responded, "we don't get any peace around here."

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