21 Shot, 7 Dead in Mass Shooting at Southeast Washington, D.C. ‘Gathering’

Washington, D.C. mass shooting

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Crimes involving guns have surged in the last three months with cities across the country recording double digit increases in shootings and dead bodies over last year’s numbers. Many cities have surpassed their 2019 totals in July. Early this morning, police say multiple shooters opened fire on a “gathering” in the city’s Southeast section.

From the Washington Post:

The mass shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of Dubois Place SE. Police said the crime scene extended for several blocks as victims scattered.

At least seven of the victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition, according to the D.C. fire department.

The shootings in Southeast came three weeks after nine people were shot in front of a restaurant on 14th Street in Columbia Heights in Northwest Washington. That shooting on the Sunday afternoon of July 19 left one of the victims dead. …

District authorities on Sunday were hard-pressed to recall another time when so many people were shot in a single incident. There have been several instances this year in which gunmen have opened fire on groups of people, including one last month in which 43 bullets were fired into a crowd in Northeast Washington, killing a popular school bus driver.

Reminder: the District is a gun controller’s dream with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. That includes purchase permits, ownership permits, firearm registration, an “assault weapons” ban, magazine capacity limits, and a “red flag” law, among others.

 

comments

  1. avatar WRM says:

    If only Indiana had gun control as strict at DC then this wouldnt happen. Isnt that what Chicago tells us ?

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      It is Virginia’s fault. Now that Virginia is under control peace will reign in DC. /sarc

      1. avatar ChoseDeath says:

        😂😂

    2. avatar Binder says:

      But we do have Indiana to thank for providing a justification for all the red flag laws we see. So let’s thank “conservative” Indiana for that gift, shall we.

      1. avatar Phil says:

        What are you smoking clown. What does Indiana have to do with this article.

        1. avatar Getout says:

          What he or I are smoking is NICE OF YOUR BUSINESS….. CLOWN

      2. avatar Thixotropic says:

        The IDIOT TROLLS are here.

        GETOUT and BINDER are the same dope smoking clown.

        Happens all the time on Disqus and other platforms.

      3. avatar Tracy says:

        It’s funny you blame Indiana for Chicago’s downfalls don’t blame Indiana for it Chicago is running their place like a shit hole and surprise it is turning into a big shit hole there government is running them into a ground until Chicago stands up and says we have a black on black crime problem and address it there will be killings in Chicago no matter if there are guns or not stop trying to blame all your crazy bullshit 😉

    3. avatar Hunter427 says:

      If we can save one violent felony from covid the releasing thousands of Pieces of Excrement from jail will be worth it. Do it for the felons

    4. avatar KJ says:

      But were they wearing masks?

      P.S. The Karens really stepped up their game with this one.

  2. avatar No one of consequence says:

    Gee … Reduced police presence correlates with more crime. Who’d have thought?

    I haven’t heard one way or the other whether DC police were scaling back, but I would not be at all surprised.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Police don’t do anything and don’t prevent crime. /Sarc.

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Previously when seconds counted, the police were minutes away. Now the response is measured in hours if they bother turning up at all.

      1. avatar ObiDon says:

        That is as it has always been out in the country. We have always been on our own.

      2. avatar Monte Johnson says:

        Yep

      3. avatar Hannibal says:

        In many places they will still turn up quickly for significant calls like this. Response time is not the factor that is changing.

        The thing is… they are only showing up when called for things like this. They’re not out there being proactive. They aren’t intercepting the gangbangers on the way to the crime scene. They’re showing up and taking a report.

    3. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

      Ahhh but the da police waz present. “Off duty” and got shot

  3. avatar Leigh says:

    gathering? in the age of COVID?
    more BoB gun violence that will be swept under the rug because it does not fit the BLM agenda

  4. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

    Those Amish thugs again.

    What goes “Clop-clop-clop *bang*. Clop, clop, clop *bang*?”

    An Amish drive-by…

    1. avatar Goof “But But But Haz Tells Me I’m Funny Every Morning When We Wake Up...” PR says:

      Ah, right wing ‘humor’. The most unintentionally funny stuff in all the land. You never disappoint, Goof.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        You’ve never listened to joe biden, have you? That shit is funny.

        1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

          +1

          There’s multiple reasons why he’s nicknamed “Creepy Uncle Joe”.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          Comments about Creepy Joe’s competency are even hitting the very pro Democrat media downunder. They are asking questions about who will be the VP because Joe’s term will be short. I think a year to 18 months at most before he either steps down for health reasons, dies, or is martyred.

      2. avatar Geoff "Trolls, the other white meat" PR says:

        It triggered you, widdle troll.

        Watching you rant and rave like the unbalanced twit you are never fails to put a big-assed smile on my face.

        If I’m pissing off a jerk-stain like you, I’m doing my job *right*… 😉

    2. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      The horse [email protected] gave it away. It has been bagged for evidence.

    3. avatar Mr Lucky says:

      Years ago, a southside gang drove Yugo’s. They had push-by shootings.

    4. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Were they using a muzzle loader?

  5. avatar Ansel Hazen says:

    Who here has told their GOP legislators to get this dealt with or you won’t vote for them?

    It’s time to put some fire to the feet of RINO politicians. Time to make them worry about your willingness to vote for inaction.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      Law enforcement is a local matter, and D.C. is 90% democrat. Chaos is a trend in dem controlled cities that the Left refuses to acknowledge.

    2. avatar Chris says:

      I don’t think there are any Republicans in dc at city level. But I get the idea. Nationwide it’s time for Trump and gop to get tough. Honestly I think they’d get more votes with clearing out these cities with real force.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        “Nationwide it’s time for Trump and gop to get tough.”

        I’d much rather have the cities burn.

        1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

          Personally hoping a dose of reality can shake up the typical voters in our various urban areas to reevaluate their typical choices. Some areas show promise most I fear will grant your wish.

        2. avatar Southern Cross says:

          Interdict and interrupt the supplies. Even the most hardcore vegan will become a “humanitarian” soon enough.

      2. avatar Hannibal says:

        He tried that in Portland. The state and city squealed until the federal agents were pulled back. Now the rioters are trying to burn down police stations.

      3. avatar GS650G says:

        I don’t think any republicans even live there let alone run anything.

    3. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

      Gang members’ lives don’t matter to me. As to what color constitutes the vast majority of those members, I couldn’t say. I’m not on the admissions committee.

  6. avatar former water walker says:

    Golly Chiraq level shooting…in a much smaller venue. Those damn politicians😏Speaking of Chiraq they had a “gun buyback” yeaterdaze in the Southside. Now they’re safe😃😀😎

    1. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

      Can I go to Chicago and offer $100 each for any guns people care to bring me? Why don’t these gun buyback programs, and the cops and politicians involved ever get charged for violating their own gun laws?

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Well, there is that one guy…. uh.
    Oh. Never mind. He moved to Montana in June.

  8. avatar seatex says:

    The anti-gun democrats were quite happy to read this story this morning, I’m sure. You know, let no crisis go to waste…

    1. avatar Prndll says:

      yep, they could all be throwing Molotov Cocktails and they would still twist it into a reason the complain about AR15’s.

      1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

        You mean assault cocktails.

  9. avatar cgray says:

    450 million gats in the U.S., and once again, none of my 44 were involved.

    Still my fault, though.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      quite an airsoft/ nerf collection you’ve amassed. you don’t count the soakers?

      1. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

        He lost the soakers in a slip and slide accident.

        1. avatar Sid says:

          So…. do I count my Nerf collection in the weapons cache?

  10. avatar Prndll says:

    The Democrat left has released the animals from their cages.

    So…..of course there are higher crime rates…duh

    What is so hard to understand about this?

    1. avatar Dude says:

      They won’t anger their base when they release violent offenders back into poor neighborhoods to commit other violent acts on poor people. The left is their base. This is what they want, what Soros paid for.

      In Democrat cities across America, the shootings increase, the murder rates soar, and street gangs are emboldened. Meanwhile, the angry white woke world, with their Black Lives Matter allies, continue to attack public monuments to Western culture. And police.

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/07/22/something_grows_in_the_big_cities_run_by_democrats_an_overwhelming_sense_of_lawlessness_143775.html

      1. avatar Ing says:

        I don’t think the “liberals” are ever going to wake up.

        The boomer liberals I know are still emoting about George Floyd and how “white fragility” is causing all those black people to shoot each other and burn stuff, and they’d do the same if it all played out right in their front yard. For some of them, it actually is.

        Some of the centrist independents might be reachable — if they start trusting their own lying eyes instead of what the Washington Post (Democracy Dies in Darkness: We’re Making Sure of It) and CNN and the New York Times are selling.

    2. avatar Shire-man says:

      It’s ironic. Release the felons because covid so they kill each other and bystanders out on the streets and the cause if death gets input as covid anyway.

      1. avatar SAFEupstateFML says:

        Hey we don’t do that……….. hopefully.

      2. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Criminals know the criminal life has high risks including injury or death. The Chinese flu should be just another risk, even if in prison.

        Releasing prisoners because of a coronavirus risk seems like someone was scared of getting sued for negligence if an outbreak happened in a prison.

  11. avatar 24AND7 says:

    All of the injured people ended up having covid..all of the dead had a severe case of covid, with superficial bullet wounds…The shooter was in a covid induced delirium…WEAR YOUR MASK PEOPLE!!

    1. avatar Prndll says:

      I saw nothing in these articles indicating this. Where did you read this?

      Assuming what you say is true, the answer is NOT to wear a mask. THE ANSWER is to NOT be there in the middle of this crap in the first place. Don’t show up to this kind of thing and you will never have to worry about getting sick from it.

      1. avatar 24AND7 says:

        CMON MAN IT WAS A JOKE..I KID

        1. avatar Prndll says:

          ok 🙂

      2. avatar Rad Man says:

        I think 24 was joking, referring to the inflation of Covid 19 stats.

      3. avatar RGP says:

        Roger Wilco, Capt. Serious!

    2. avatar enuf says:

      Only the last line made any sense.

      Violence prone scumbags cause violence and crime and shootings and muggings and asaults with pointy sharp things and blunt objects and all that.

      Foolish people who think they are immune or the pandemic is bullshit or that their right to show their face is more important than the need to control a pandemic will all fail to wear the mask or keep their distance from other people.

      Wear the mask, stay away from other people best you can, wash hands frequently, simple stuff really.

      1. avatar Manse Jolly says:

        “…Foolish people who think they are immune….”

        I think it’s highly probable that people with certain T-Cells, DNA, ect ae in fact immune or highly resistant.

        Now who these individuals are will be determined by science at some point in the future.

        Right now we don’t know enough.

        1. avatar enuf says:

          Yeah, I can agree with that. Problem is that far more people have either a delusion of their own invincibility, or they simply deny the thing is real at all.

      2. avatar tdiinva says:

        People who are in the life don’t GAF about murder and mayhem wouldn’t GAF If this were the Plague.

      3. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Natural selection will sort out those who don’t take the virus seriously.

  12. avatar Mainer_ExCop says:

    The Dems\Left doesn’t acknowledge the chaos in their cities because it is exactly what they want. They’ve released the scum from prison because it furthers these goal of bringing down the nation. Dems are confident that they will be able to control the populace and maintain their elitism.

    1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      Another reason for the violence and the lockdowns is to get some of the liberals to leave and go to other states and infect the free states with their liberal politics and votes.

      1. avatar Brian in WI says:

        My wife and I have discussed something along those lines. We live in the Milwaukee area and we have noticed in our suburb that almost all newly sold housed are sporting Biden signs in the yard. Could there be a drive to move out of Milwaukee county since their vote is ‘wasted’ and the democrats have no threat to them really. Why not move to the suburbs where the democratic vote might be enough to swing some elections(House/local govt/State Assembly or Senate etc). Just something that we noticed and had discussed.

  13. avatar kap says:

    hey let the democrats rule, you will be dead in 3 hours, !!

  14. avatar Darkman says:

    The only Real problem here is that it didn’t occur in the House of Representatives Chamber during a open secession.

    1. avatar Casey says:

      Not sure if typo or suggestion.

      1. avatar former water walker says:

        Either works!😏😏😏😏

      2. avatar Darkman says:

        Typo but like @fww said. Either works although his is a better scenario.

    2. avatar Bterclinger says:

      Up vote that suggestion about The House.

  15. avatar John78723 says:

    Every news channel I read this morning only reports one dead.

    1. avatar MLee says:

      Well we need to do something about that!

  16. avatar Gunny says:

    Wait, don’t tell me, it was a black gathering…..

    1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

      Nope – Those dangerous Mennonites.

    2. avatar Angry Dad says:

      If it was SE DC (including Anacostia), then yes, it was a black gathering. Like the South Side of Chi-raq, like most of Baltimore, etc. etc.

  17. avatar Mark Martin says:

    Hey DC, how are those gun laws working out for you?

  18. avatar Stateisevil says:

    Let it Burn

  19. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

    33%. Not bad for DC gang bangers. I mean there’s room for improvement certainly but all in all, a good effort.

    1. avatar LazrBeam says:

      It’s almost like all of those Dem sh*t cities are taking body counts as a challenge.

  20. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

    “Crimes involving guns have surged in the last three months with cities across the country recording double digit increases in shootings and dead bodies over last year’s numbers. Many cities have surpassed their 2019 totals in July. ”

    You should probably mention that these cities with double digit increases are run by democrats who are actively conspiring to foment disorder and lawlessness.

  21. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

    “….extended for several blocks as victims scattered..”

    Someone turned the lights on.

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      Mean, but with a large grain of truth… 😉

  22. avatar Jeff says:

    I guess all of the data of where these shootings are taking place just goes to show you that democrats are violent and awful people. You could expound on this that a democrat president will lead to more violence in America. /not so sarcastic

    Actually it is their policies. They demonize and handicap police while electing permissive prosecutors and installing zero bail. During the virus they are letting criminals out of jails and prisons. Common sense would tell you this is a perfect storm. Democrats see this as progress as crime surges.

  23. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Peaceful

  24. avatar adverse6 says:

    Must be those white supremacists again.

  25. avatar Spad_ says:

    Just another day in the life of Sleepy Joe, Nasty Nancy and Chuck the Cry Baby.

  26. avatar Wheaton Jaeger says:

    If they would just abolish the police we wouldn’t have to hear about these things.

  27. avatar Elmer Fudd says:

    I was tempted to comment that if President Obama had the bastard sons, they would look like the shooters. Then I noticed that one of the wounded is a DC police officer that was attending a massive party that flagrantly violated DC’s social distancing regulations. It also appears that multiple people at the party might have retuned fire. I’m now wondering if this might have been a cop on cop massacre.

    Now popping popcorn while I await further developments.

  28. avatar George Washington says:

    If they would have restricted themselves to groups no larger than three as Bowser’s edict states, this wouldn’t have happened. So, did the cops fine everybody post-incident for failure to comply with Bowser’s edict on size of gatherings? I think its like a $1,000 fine.

    On second thought, who gives a crap its DC. Until they cross he Potomac, I could careless what happens in that cesspool. I wish we could demo the bridges going into DC, shutoff the power and air drop loads of weapons to everyone in DC with lots of ammo, sit up on the hill at the Iwo Jima memorial with binoculars, popcorn and a few cold ones and watch.

  29. avatar Udo Rosalinda says:

    There are reasons for stereotypes

  30. avatar ObiDon says:

    My bottom line is that I cannot personally prevent any violence in DC, Chicago, Portland, or any other location populated/controlled/out of control by gang bangers or anarchists.

    If I am unable and the locals are unwilling, I say pass the popcorn.

  31. avatar Rob says:

    Shooting deaths don’t matter. The deceased will still vote Democrat in all the upcoming elections. His Mama will still get her Food Stamp allotment for him because the death will not be reported to DSS. So, while the person may be gone, his legacy lives on.

  32. avatar GS650G says:

    If you look at crime maps of DC it’s shocking the difference between west side and east. Huge numbers of shootings and other felonies on the east with low levels in the northwest and west sides. It’s all about demographics, money, and policing.

  33. avatar john clark says:

    Gang Bangers will Bang!

  34. avatar Dennis L says:

    I think D.C. needs to defund the police department. It is obvious that their presence is causing all this violence. Oh yes and D.C. needs stricter gun laws. This has always worked. Look at Chicago. Mayor Lighthead are you listening?

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Illinois has State preemption. Illinois may not be a gun owner friendly State but it is a long way from NY, NJ, DC, or California. A lot of Chicagoans have a carry permitl. Heyjackess identifies 14 DGUs by armed citizens. Given the ratios of deterred vs undeterred attacks that is between 140 and 200 DGUs. The number might even be higher as many Chicagoans might just shoot a not report it.

      This is supposed to be The Truth About Guns so it behooves us to not misrepresent firearms laws that govern Illinois including Chicago.

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        Yup. There are lots of stories about armed Chicago citizens defending themselves, either at home or when carrying. I wish people would stop pretending that it’s NYC.

        People being able to carry guns doesn’t stop crime anymore than gun control stops crime. They’re just not predictive factors.

        (but, on a human scale, it might stop a criminal!)

      2. avatar Dennis L says:

        Got it. But for the record Lighthead is a lousy mayor.

  35. avatar Stephen Fogg says:

    These gangs are constantly fighting little wars among themselves. As Jeff Cooper once said “It might be in society’s best interest to keep them well supplied with ammunition.”
    The sad part of all of this, however, is their poor marksmanship and the toll it takes on bystanders.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Future Democrat storm-troopers?

    2. avatar Ropingdown says:

      Jeff Cooper also sagely noted that “if you get rid of guns, you’ll still have a crime problem. If you get rid of criminals, you’ll never have a Gun Problem.” Logical. But getting rid of criminals with longer sentences for violent crime apparently would hurt the income of many ward bosses. Also, criminals have families who sometimes vote, and who still love their darling boy who was “finally changing his life.” Politics.

  36. avatar John Johnson says:

    No matter what President does,Republicans are not going to win in Washington State,California and New York. Let the Democratic controlled cities wallow in the mess they have created and the worse it gets ,the more voters will leave the liberal ranks and join conservatives for all Independent thinking Americans ( Exclude those being paid by Soros, the Democratic machine and the Press) want Law & Order and a Peaceful existence.

  37. avatar Ralph says:

    Well, it’s a good start.

  38. avatar Steve O says:

    If you follow the link in the article it only says one dead. Not 7 And sounds like 20 hit by gunfire, one of the injured was determined not to have been shoot.

  39. avatar possum says:

    Until proven otherwise I’m saying these shootings are the result of secret operators operating operationally to bend the U.S. Government towards more gunm restrictions. I’m still saying Paddock was one of them. Isn’t it funny that back in the 90’s the pro gunms said there had never been a major robbery involving an assault rifle, then presto change oh a bank gets robbed with assault rifles. It’s not Our government actually wanting more gunm restrictions, it’s forced by public opinion which is coerced by a Black Cell which has nothing to do with Our government. MoreMadMomsDemandDissarmement,, and all the rest are just tools

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      The ‘Marsupial One’ is sharper that he appears sometimes, I see.

      It’s odd how little concrete info has been released that murderer…

    2. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

      It’s fun to steal other people’s names isn’t it? Are you the all hail idiot?

  40. avatar John Strom says:

    Obama’s Washington DC “homies” just having a little fun over the weekend.

  41. avatar J. Smith says:

    Watched Good morning DC today news, not one mention of this incident. Why am I not surprised?

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