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One woman killed, several shot over the weekend in D.C.



A 52-year-old woman was fatally shot in her home early Sunday in Southeast Washington after a six-hour stretch that saw at least four nonfatal shootings reported in the District.

Shortly before 4 a.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of 13th Street SE for a reported shooting. They found Patricia Johnson suffering from gunshot wounds inside her home. Johnson died at the scene, police said.

Investigators charged Desmond Thurston, 46, of Southeast Washington with first-degree murder while armed in the case. They termed the incident “domestic in nature.”

Relatives of Johnson and Thurston could not immediately be reached for comment.

The District has logged more than 212 homicides this year — a pace not seen in the nation’s capital since the late 1990s.

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In the hours preceding the Sunday morning homicide, several people were shot, police said.

At 12:58 a.m. Sunday, police said they were called to the 100 block of Wayne Place SE for a reported shooting. A man was found with a graze wound and taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting happened outside.

At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police went to the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW where they found a teenage girl who was shot outside, police said. She was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

About a half-hour earlier, a man was found in the 1400 block of M Street NW at Thomas Circle. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said, and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police had sent out an alert via social media for four males wearing hoodies, with one on a bicycle who wears braces.

About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called about a shooting in the 4000 block of Georgia Avenue NW. A male juvenile was treated at a hospital for serious injuries, police said.

Source: Washington Post


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