Dear Friends, I have just returned from a tragic scene at 14th and Columbia. Just before 10 PM, a nine year old boy was shot dead in the presumed safety of his apartment at 1433 Columbia Road. AT this time, it appears that there was some kind of fight in the hallway, shots were fired, one of which entered the apartment and killed this boy. I have the name of the boy (who happens to be Latino) but I am not releasing it since I do not know whether the entire family has been notified.
Chief Lanier and Mayor Fenty--who were both on the scene-- stated that there are persons in custody.
MDP was out in force in the neighborhood, it being an All Hands on Deck weekend. Police were on the scene immediately.
More information will be available soon.
Our hearts and prayers go the family. I have sent messages that my office is prepared to do we can to help.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Child shot and killed Sat. night on Columbia Road
Sad news last night, a nine year old boy was shot and killed last night in his apartment. Streets were blocked off for hours and buses were rerouted. The good thing is that WUSA and others are reporting that some people are in custody. Police helicopters were out in the area last night, so let's hope they found everyone they were looking for. Here's Jim Graham on the tragedy: