March 30th, 2010
08:51 PM ET

At least 9 people shot in D.C.

Nine people were wounded along a city block in southern Washington, D.C., Tuesday night after shooters opened fire on a crowd, police said.

Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the shooting prompted a lengthy police chase that ended in the arrest of three people. Four officers were treated for minor injuries from an accident during the chase.

The victims who were shot near the 5000 block of South Capitol Street included six males and three females, and some were in very serious condition, Lanier said.

A tenth person was shot on nearby Galveston Street, but it wasn't clear whether the two shootings were related.

Lanier decline to give more details, saying it was too early in the investigation.

However, she told reporters that, "We've made a lot of progress to stop gang retaliation and violence and, in the end, if this ends up being some kind of gang retaliation then shame on all of us."

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  1. Mark

    No connection, no motive, no suspect....but the first commenter immediately going to right wingers? Impressive jump to conclusions there, John. Nice work.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kurt

    No offense John, and I'm troubled by the rhetoric of some on the right, but there's no detail that says that this couldn't be any number of possible issues and nothing to do with radicalized individuals on the left, right or a splinter faction of "Up with People". Just cause we can comment, doesn't mean we should.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Geo

    We live in a gun culture, unlike any other western civilized country where they all have much less crime and murders. Let our elected officials keep taking the NRA money and we'll see more of this as our elected officials take this blood money and pretend they are there to protect us. If the second ammendment is so important and righteous, then why is it that the Republicans defended carrying guns in our neighborhoods and even our churches, but they don't allow them in the House or Senate?

    March 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan the Man

    This current outbreak of violence is being portrayed as a righ-wing movement. I hav e been to tea party events and have talked and walked with the home grown Americans that are attending these events. They are the bread and butter of America and woul dnot do anything to hurt their fellow Americana or their Country. Do not fear these Americans; fear the prople who are telling you to hate them,

    March 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick

    I think it's because they figure they all have health care now, so it's easier to shoot each other, oh wait, doesn't DC have gun control laws? Definately the fault of the left, I'm sure drugs or gangs had nothing to do with it.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hugh

    John, its street violence. Something people have forgotten about in this country. The inner cities are as bad as some 3rd world countries and no one cares. As long as it is not in my neighborhood, mentality.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Matthew

    Seriously people, Im fairly liberal but immediately tying this to right-wing violence? Are you for real? D.C. is a violent city, all politics aside. there are many people living in crippling poverty and the loose gun laws of the surrounding states do not help this one bit...

    March 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scott Trent

    Who was the left wing nut arrested for making death threats against Republican Eric Cantor? And... how many arrests of right wing people for making supposed threats? NONE!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. randy shumaker

    6 people shot in DC is about as unusual as their will be no rain forcast for the desert today.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dingo

    I agree with John and totally disagree with Mark. Any gun violence incident SHOULD be blamed on the right wingers. There is no justification for private gun ownership in a civilized society. We (America) are the most violent rich country and the excuse is a 300 year old right that makes no sense in this time and age.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris in TX

    WHAT? NO WAY. Guns are outlawed in DC. I cant believe they broke the law carrying those guns. It's almost like they don't care what the law is.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kjt

    John, a bit over the top I think. Evidently the liberal group in washington has you convinced that only they can protect you from conservitives. Please think for yourself instead of buying all the drivel coming out of the capital.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rachel

    How is this different than any other night in DC?

    March 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Amy

    Seriously people, D.C. has one of the highest crime rates in the country. Quit blaming republicans for ignorant thugs.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. willis

    John, I hate to tell you, but I live in DC and it is one of the most left wing cities in the country. Not one republican occupies elected office here.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
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