In a night marred by shootings and stabbings in three quadrants of D.C., young people across the city got word late Wednesday and early Thursday that friends had been killed.
The first victim, 22-year-old Shonell Corriea, known to friends by his middle name, Chris, was shot to death in the 700 block of Quincy Street NW, where he lived. Corriea would have turned 23 next month.
“Damn another child lost her father tonight smfd #RIPChris,” NoDJustMoney posted to Twitter.
Across town, in Washington Highlands, Joshua Ruffin, known to friends as Rocket, and Reginald Williams, known as Buster, were shot less than two hours later. Both died. Ruffin would have turned 21 next month and had one child. Williams was 22.
“R I P rocket & buster smh,” @Rasta_Loud posted to Twitter.
Find memories of the three young men after the jump. (Note that some of the posts include profanity.)