DC Police Say A Woman Was Intentionally Set On Fire, The District Records It’s 136th Homicide Of The Year

DC Police say a woman was intentionally set on fire…

DC Police detectives believe a woman found Sunday with burns all over her body was intentionally set on fire. According to early reports around 6 pm on Sunday on 37th Street in Northeast, she tried to break up a fight involving some young people.

Sometime while trying to break up the altercation someone doused her with gasoline and then set her on fire. The victim who has not been identified reportedly knew the suspect. It’s also believed that those involved in the fight knew each other.

The victim who suffered severe burns remains in the hospital in stable condition. No arrests have been made.

The District records it’s 136th homicide of the year.

Police say 19-year-old Trayvon Wood was found shot before 5:30 Saturday night in the 44-hundred block of Douglas Street in Southeast.

Police have not made an arrest in this case. DC’s homicide rate is up 44% compared to this time last year. In 2017 96 homicides were recorded. Woods becomes the 136th of this year alone.

Metro’s GM has some major suggestions to bring riders back…

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has come up with a list he thinks will bring riders back to Metro.

Wiedefeld’s recommendations to the Board includes cutting fares for the weekend and making it a flat $2 rate. He also wants to extend the Yellow line to Greenbelt, extending all trains to the maximum length of 8 cars, no rate increase for the next two years extending rush hours and running Red line train to Glenmont. Now Metro’s Board would have to approve the suggestions in order for them to become reality. The board is set to meet this Thursday.

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