Homicides And Assaults with Guns Are Up In DC

A new report by the DC Police Department show homicides in the District are about to surpass last year’s number. Right now there are 157 compared to 160 for all of last year. The most recent victim was shot on Saturday in the 2800 block of Shipley Terrace in Southeast. The victim has since been identified as 22-year-old DeAngelo Ross.

The report also shows a jump in the number of assaults with a gun in the city. So far this year there have been 655 cases compared to 579 this time last year.

The most recent assault with a gun happened over the long Thanksgiving weekend. It involved a man that was assaulted following an argument. That victim was not seriously injured.

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