Data Shows Three Mass Shootings Occurred in DC in September

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D.C. Witness recorded a total of 43 non-fatal shooting and homicide victims for the month of September, in 25 different incidents.

Of those victims, 23 were homicide victims and 20 were non-fatal shootings victims. All the homicides stemmed from shootings. 

There were three mass shootings in the District in September. The first, which occurred on Sept. 5 in an apartment on the 200 block of M Street, SW, left five individuals suffering from non-life-threatening injuries but took the life of 32-year-old Matthew Miller

According to Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) documents, three suspects attempted to steal drugs and money from those in the apartment. The plan went awry, leading to the mass shooting.

Keshawn Lavender, 22, Deandre Sams, 27, and Raymond Mathis, 36, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed and felony murder for their alleged involvement in the incident. 

On Sept. 23, a mass shooting occurred at a nightclub on the 1300 block of H Street, NE which left three individuals suffering from non-life-threatening injuries but killed 31-year-old Blake Bozeman

MPD is still searching for the individual or individuals responsible.

Likewise, on Sept. 27, MPD officers responded to the 2500 block of 14th Street, NE, following the report of a shooting, where they located 41-year-old Nathaniel Limes and 46-year-old James Cooper Jr. suffering from gunshot wounds. They both succumbed to their injuries at the scene. 

A third victim was located with gunshot wounds, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Two additional victims were located at other hospitals receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. 

MPD is still searching for the individual or individuals responsible for that shooting. 

MPD has arrested and charged individuals in connection to three out of the 25 incidents through the District in September.

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