DC Officials Investigate After 9 shot, 4 Dead

Published March 31, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a fourth person has died after a drive-by shooting in southeast Washington.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said early Wednesday the person was among the nine hit Tuesday when a gunman sprayed bullets into a crowd of people.

Officials say three people were arrested and a weapon was recovered after six men and three women were shot around the 4000 block of South Capitol Street southeast.

Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says all were in their 20s and 30s, except for one teenager.

Authorities say four D.C. officers were slightly injured while chasing a suspect's vehicle into neighboring Prince George's County in Maryland.

 

Written by <P>BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer</P>

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