Shot 7 men, stabbed 1 resulting in 2 deaths in 24 hours across the capital

No arrests were made.

WASHINGTON – In less than 24 hours, seven men were shot, two were killed, an eighth was stabbed, According to the Metropolitan Police.

First, two men were shot at 8:07 p.m., on the unit block on Galveston Street, SW. Police said a man was found conscious and breathing. The second man, Deont Bateman, 19, was pronounced dead.

Another man was shot around 9:20 p.m. in Building 600 on Malcolm X Avenue Southeast. The police found him unconscious but breathing. He was taken to hospital for treatment, but his condition is unknown.

Just 10 minutes later, police responded to a shooting at 9:30 p.m., also in SE, at 2600 Stanton Street. A man was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he later died. Police identified the man as 38-year-old James Curtis.

Several hours later, around 1:08 a.m., police were called to Building 1400 on Northeast Montana Street where officers found a man with a bullet wound. He was conscious and breathing when he was found.

About 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a 1,200 block of Northeast Brentwood Street to the shooting. A man was found in critical condition, unconscious and not breathing, and police said he was taken to hospital, where he died the next day. Investigators have identified the victim as 25-year-old Dilunt Harrison. Police say they are looking for a dark gray Honda Accord with tinted windows and paper cards in connection with this shooting.

Police were called to the 1400th Building on North Capitol Street NW at 1:26 p.m. for reports of a sixth shooting. A man was found conscious and breathing with gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital. Nothing else was known about his condition.

Additionally, an eighth man was stabbed early Wednesday morning in the 2nd Street and D Street NW area.

Police are still searching for the suspects and have yet to confirm any arrests. Anyone with information about any of these shootings is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s information line at 50411.

According to MPD crime data, 2022 slightly outpaces the homicide rate in 2021, which recorded a 14% increase in homicides during 2020.

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