Following weekend violence in which a girl was killed and others were shot outside Nationals Park, there was outrage in DC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a weekend of violence in the District that left a 6-year-old girl dead and prompted havoc outside of Nationals Park following an eruption of gunfire, the search for suspects continues.
Nyiah Courtney, 6, was shot and murdered while riding her scooter along Malcolm X Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in the Southeast on Friday night.
Several adults were also hurt in the shooting. In this case, a reward of $60,000 is being given.
“We have invested a lot of resources and effort in the COVID pandemic, and if we don’t start doing something radical right now, we will waste a lot of dollars and time. When it comes to violence in our city, we’re in the midst of a pandemic right now, and we need to start acting like it “After the shooting, Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White stated.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower remarked, “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to exercise some community responsibility for each other.” “Nyiah was murdered; someone else could be murdered tonight; someone else could be murdered the following night. Because there are far too many people eager to use guns to resolve any issue.”
Several shots were heard on South Capitol Street, just outside the third-base side of the stadium, during the top half of the sixth inning of Saturday’s game between the Padres and the Washington Nationals.
According to authorities, three persons were hurt in the shooting, which involved an exchange of gunfire between two cars. Police complain a woman who had attended the game was waiting for an Uber outside the park when she was hit by gunfire. According to authorities, she had a graze wound on her back.
The other two victims who went into a hospital with gunshot wounds were said to be in stable condition, according to police.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez was making sure his players were safe as the gunfire rang out.
“I started worried about their families and doing everything I could to get them down to the players,” Martinez explained. “I began to be concerned about the fans as well.”