One Fatal DC Mass Shooting in April, Data Shows

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D.C. Witness recorded 38 homicide and non-fatal shooting incidents in DC during the month of April.

Of those incidents, 13 were homicides. All homicides committed in the District were caused by shootings.

The shooting death of Terrell Coghill on April 11 on the 4000 block of Benning Road, NE was related to a mass shooting. Three other victims suffered from gunshot wounds in that shooting as well.

In addition to the mass shooting incident that left the 29-year-old dead. D.C. Witness also documented another mass shooting incident during the month on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE in Congress Heights on April 2. The shooting injured four people.

One homicide victim, 36-year-old Orlando Galloway, was found with both gunshot and stab wounds on the 200 block of 14th Street, SE on April 2. He died on the scene. Police apprehended 39-year-old Julius Lee Worthy on April 3. He is charged with second-degree murder while armed.

According to D.C. Witness data, there were 16 shootings in Southeast DC, 12 shootings in Northeast DC, four shootings in Southwest DC, and six shootings in Northwest DC.

Two of those shootings have been identified as being domestic in nature.

Police have apprehended seven suspects in non-fatal shootings this month.

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