DC Toddler Fatally Shot. Police Looking for Suspects

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, December 3, 2020) – Little Carmelo Duncan has become the latest victim of gun violence in DC.  The 15-month-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday night while riding in a car with his father and another child.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue in SE.  Police say the car was riddled with bullets.  But no one else was hurt.  Authorities are looking for suspects and offering a $60k reward in the case.  Anyone with information is asked to text 50411 or call 202-727-9099.  Mayor Muriel Bowser and outgoing Police Chief Peter Newsham both expressed anger and sadness over the shooting.  “No words can express the sense of outrage we all should feel at the loss of this beautiful baby boy Carmelo.  We all are sick of the heinous crimes in our city,” said Bowser at a morning press conference.

The death of little Carmelo is the 180th murder in DC this year.