Monday, June 27, 2011

Four people shot, one killed, and one stabbed at Caribbean Festival

It was a bad weekend in the neighborhood. Four people were shot at Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place after the Caribbean Festival parade passed by, and one of those victims, a 43 year-old man, died. The police think it's a neighborhood dispute unrelated to the parade, and Jim Graham thinks the target was the same as in another shooting in the neighborhood in February. Apparently both times innocent bystanders were killed. Very sad.

The security level of the fest is concerning. Graham said there was a lot of police presence, but Girl on a Bike DC, who is a police officer, suggested there wasn't enough. That is worrisome.

And for lack of a better way of describing it, this is fucked up. Who shoots somebody at a parade? What is wrong with people? Jesus. This was supposed to be a fun, neighborhood event for people from all over highlighting our neighborhood, and this is what happens. It makes me angry.

The police haven't arrested anybody, and if you saw anything, please contact them.

In addition, there was also a stabbing at Georgia and W, and thankfully that person was arrested. Geez.

1 comment:

The Gup said...

I love how the news and Graham keep saying not related to Carib Fest. Yeah oh okay it was just a mere coincidence then when there are at least 2 videos online documenting other fights at the "fest" that this just happened to occur on the same day.