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. john

    Should say "S. Capitol Street"

    March 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob B. Bobberson

    "The initial reason people were given the right to bear arms was to prevent attack from the British and other invading countries."

    We were given the 2nd Amendment so we could retake our government when it became too corrupt.

    You think guns are unnecessary?

    You've never lived in a big city and been mugged.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Larry

    This is no different than a day in Detroit, Chicago, Los angles, Miami or any other large city. As the economy continues to dwindle gun related violence will continue to rise. It's human nature to do whatever is necessary for survival and to see to the needs of our families. I don't place blame on Republicans, Democrats or any other political party. I place the blame on "government period". As far as the second amendment is concerned, if we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. I have and always will reserve the right to own firearms for sport as well as for the protection of myself and my family.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JC

    More than likely its going to be gang related. Then we will hear the sob story about racism, single parent home, sex abuse as a child, drug addict dad, prostitute mom, and how society aka YT is really responsible for the shooter(s)'s actions! Maybe some bible thumping liberal can head to the hood and find their own "blind side" story! LMAO!

    To JW, men hold the key to unwanted pregnancies! Its time to hold them up to that responsibility! And remember a fetus is a fetus and a baby is a baby! What are you doing to save the babies that are already here yet are being murdered, abused and trafficked as sex toys for men? Yea i know the answer to that ....NOTHING!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    Has anyone seen or heard from Gilbert Arenas?

    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    John, Perhaps it was a bunch of libtards stealing other peoples' stimulus checks. There is a 50/50 chance the perps don't speak English. 50/50 chance they can't spell "conservative". But ACORN made sure they all voted for Obama.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sandy

    This may sound petty in comparison to the story topic, but I really wish reporters would distinguish between "Washington" and "Washington D.C." in their shock-grabbing headlines. I live in Washington state, and we don't refer to ourselves as being from "Washington State" but from "Washington".

    March 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rod C. Venger

    Instead of blaming this group or that group...until we know IF a group is somehow involved and which one it might about we blame the shooter(s) instead? As of this writing, there is not one single clue as to what's happened, why, or whoddunit. No facts in hand, y'all are already pointing fingers.

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

    There are few things in life more absurd than anti-gun rhetoric. It's hilarious on at least a dozen different levels.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. FreeTime

    Obama is correct, the right clings to guns and religious stories when in fear. We may need a new agency to monitor those that oppose Obama. Obama is just trying to care for us. He is a fair and just leader of a new collective. Please, follow Obama to find peace. We must decree that guns will be illegal.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jamie

    It was in Anacostia... It was probably gang-related. I'm not a fan of the right wingers either, but I doubt you see many wing nut conservatives venturing into Southeast DC.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dominic Potenza

    I am an American citizen, living in Canada....we have gun control in Canada, and we have 90% less deaths by guns..need I say more? What is wrong with my country, the USA...are you that stuck in the past? The stats do not lie, and it is safe to walk around here , in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, day or night.... why? because guns are controlled...What other explanation do you provide...are Canadians that more peaceful? I can walk around here, in Montreal, at 3AM, without worrying about getting shot...can any of you, living in LA, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, make that claim? Please, someone, EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY it's different here in Canada???

    March 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ron

    It never ceases to amaze me how our nations capitol has the toughest gun laws in the country and the highest crime rate. These shootings just show how restrictive gun laws only make the public at large more vulnerable because only law abiding citizens obey the law. The thugs have a defenseless society to prey upon.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Raven

    DC is an embarrassment to this nation. When visiting DC, tourists are warned to be extremely cautious if they choose to leave their hotel after dark.DC needs a curfew for it's residents. Total shame.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. hhv94

    I want to wait and find out the details before jumping to conclusion. Although given the latest headlines I don't blame anyone for thinking possible radical militant factions like the 8 people arrested recently. But I do agree that its best to wait first.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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