Document: Three Deadly Shootings During Holiday Weekend in Southeast, DC

An 11-year-old boy, 20-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were fatally shot in different areas of Southeast, DC over the Independence Day holiday weekend. 

On July 4, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department found 11-year-old Davon McNeal suffering from a gunshot wound on the 1400 block of Cedar Street, SE. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to news reports, McNeal was hit by a stray bullet while enjoying July 4 festivities. 

Nearly an hour later, officers found 36 year-old Antonio Gardiner suffering from gunshot wounds on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  

The day before, on July 3, officers found 20-year-old Jordyn Simmons on the 1900 block of 18th Street, SE suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Shortly after, officers found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The police department is offering up to a $25,000 reward for  information that leads to an arrest and conviction for any homicide in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information should call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted through the department’s Text Tip Line — 50411. 

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