8 People Shot In DC Last Night, One Death, No, Go For Legalized Sports Betting In MD

8 people shot in DC last night, one dead…

It was a very violent and deadly night for residents and DC Metropolitan Police. Seven people were shot after 9 O’clock alone.

The bloodshed began with a bold shooting in NW. Police say a suspect walked up to a man shot him and just simply walked away. The victim was found in an alley in the 1300 block of Columbia Road.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said there are numerous surveillance camera’s in the area almost one on every building. One camera captured an image of the gunman and police are working with that. The victim has not been identified.

There however were 7 people shot after 9 last night. There was a double shooting on the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue. Investigators are looking for a dark-colored sedan in that case. In the 2900 block of Nelson Place, a person was shot. Two women were shot in the 3000 block of 30th Street in Southeast. The suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a hood. On “H” Street in Northwest two others were shot. They are all expected to survive. The District has had 32 homicides this year compared to 21 this time last year.

Body found in Berwyn Height…

Prince George’s County Police are looking into the death of a person found yesterday. The victim was discovered yesterday in a wooded area near Lake Artemsia. The unidentified victim has trauma to the upper body and face. Anyone with information is urged to call police.

No, go for legalized sports betting in Maryland…

Supporters of Maryland having legal sports betting will have to wait a little longer. Maryland Senate President Mike Miller says that lawmakers will not take up the legislation this session after all.

The reason lawmakers learned on Thursday from State’s Attorney General Brian Frosh office that the only way that the state could change the gambling guidelines they would have to amend the state constitution. To do that it would require a public referendum and since there is no statewide election until next year it can not be done this session.

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