DC Councilmember Jim Graham reports that a juvenile who died from a gunshot wound early Saturday morning at a local hospital had been shot in Columbia Heights, near Columbia Road and Sherman Avenue.
The young person, Graham said in an listserv message, was Latino and a ward of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
He was the first of three victims of fatal shootings early Saturday morning.
Graham’s message is below.
I have very sad news. A Latino juvenile was pronounced dead from gunshot last might at Washington Hospital Center. He was taken in a private vehicle to hospital from the vicinity of Columbia Road and Sherman Avenue.
We have confirmed that very recently was committed as a ward to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. He had a pass to visit that area.
According to MPD, there was no recorded shot spotter reports or complaints of gunshots in this area.
Much more needs to be known about this. I am advised that the car and driver are known to MPD.
For now, our most sincere sympathy goes to his family and friends.
Councilmember Jim Graham