Around 11:40 last night MPD officers heard gun shots in the 9th and Westminster area (Westminster is between T and S between 10th and 9th Streets). They found a man suffering from gun shot wounds and transported him to the hospital. The victim was later pronounced dead.
There has been a disturbing amount of violence in the U street area in the past month or so. I don’t know why this up tick in violence is happening but it really concerns me.
UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Ronald Johnson of Northeast DC.