Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Memorial to Anh-Dao Xuan Hyunh

This shrine to Anh-dao Xuan Huynh is on Washington Circle NW, Washington DC.
Adapted from the GW Hatchet
Family members say Anh-Dao Xuan Hyunh,25, died April 6, 2010 after being struck by a large SUV on Washington Circle.
They believe she was walking to the Foggy Bottom Metro station when the vehicle struck her. Huynh died at 2:13 pm after she stopped breathing. She was hit by the vehicle between 11 am and noon, according to eyewitnesses.
Family members gathered at the site that evening to honor Huynh with candles, balloons and prayer, remembering the young woman who brought “joy, love and happiness” into their hearts.
“I can’t live anymore, I’ve lost my soul,” the deceased’s youngest sister Trinh Huynh said. “She wasn’t only my sister, she was my best friend. She understood me better than anyone else in the world.”
Huynh’s brother-in-law, Keith Graham, added Huynh was a “sweet spirit” who touched all who knew her.

Peace to all.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

RIP Oscar Rubio

This shrine to Oscar Rubio is in the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW, Washington DC.

From the DC police report: On Monday, May 31, 2010, at approximately 2:33 am, units from the Fourth District received a radio run to respond to the 900 block of Decatur Street, NW, for a subject shot. Upon their arrival, they discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital and admitted. At approximately 2:40 am, a second radio run was dispatched for a second victim located in the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW.
The male victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 3:44 am. The decedent is identified as Oscar Rubio, 21, of the 800 block of Decatur Street NW. The identity of the surviving victim is being withheld as he is a witness in this case. Detectives are investigating an Armed Robbery as the motive.

Candles and flowers for Oscar. May all concerned have peace, strength, and comfort.

Possible shrine at 9th and Buchanan Streets NW

These balloons may be a shrine remnant near the corner of 9th Street NW & Buchanan Street NW, Washington, DC.

All I could find about the site was:
"Homicide: Gun
Midnight (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) shift on May 31, 2010"

No other information was available yet - and these balloons may or may not be a shrine to the victim, though they were on or near the site of the reported murder.