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Four killed in D.C. shootings over the weekend, police say

Four people, including two teenagers, were killed in separate shootings in D.C. over the weekend, police said.

Jason Ford, 45, was killed in one shooting about 4:47 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE, near the Gallaudet University campus, D.C. police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said.

Hours later, about 9:20 p.m., a 15-year-old whose mother identified him as Blu Bryant was fatally shot in the Shaw neighborhood near Eighth and R streets NW. Police had earlier identified him as Blue Bryant of Northwest Washington.

The teen’s mother said she did not know why he was shot. He was not involved in any disputes or disagreements, she said. Sternbeck added that a man who was shot in the incident had injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Two more fatal shootings were reported Sunday morning, police said.

Kyndall Myers, 18, of District Heights, Md., was killed in a shooting at 12:09 a.m. in the 800 block of Quincy Street NW, police said. Two juveniles were also shot and wounded and had injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Sternbeck said.

At 12:41 a.m. in the 500 block of 50th Street NE, Markel Ford, 23, was killed, and another man was injured, Sternbeck said. Police did not know whether he was related to Jason Ford, who was killed Saturday afternoon near Gallaudet, he said.

Bryant’s killing on Saturday brings to nine the number of teenagers younger than 18 fatally shot in the District this year. Homicides in D.C. have now exceeded 100 for the year, and as of Friday, they were up 16 percent from this time in 2021.

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