D.C. Witness data shows that the total number of homicides in February decreased from January, but remain unchanged from a year ago.
According to D.C. Witness data, there were 11 homicides in February, a 27 percent decrease from the 15 homicides that were recorded in January.
A majority of the homicides occurred in Northwest, DC (4) and Northeast, DC (4). Three victims, who were residents in North DC, were also under the age of 18.
The young men were also found with an adult woman. All three suffered from gunshot wounds. The woman suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Police have not apprehended a suspect.
All but one homicides were gun-related. The one homicide that was not gun-related was of 11-month-old Makenzie Anderson, who died from trauma related injuries on Feb. 6. The homicide took place on the 1600 block of New York Avenue, NE. The case is still under investigation.
The number of homicides in February 2020 was the same has the homicide count in February 2019.