Two Killed in Daylight Shooting in DC, Police Confirm - Video
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This comes amid a surge in homicides in five major American cities, including the US capital. In anticipation of the spike in crime, the Biden administration announced that it will crack down on gun violence in the country.
Two men have been shot dead in a shooting that occurred in the northwestern part of Washington, DC on Sunday afternoon.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the two men shot were taken to a local hospital before they were pronounced dead.
The motives behind the shooting remain unknown.
Update: the two adult males located on scene have been pronounced.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 25, 2021
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a letter to the City Council on Monday that the city police were directed to use all the overtime needed to meet the city’s public safety needs and combat a sustained increase in gun violence. Washington DC is among the five cities that will be home to a new task force set up to combat illegal gun trafficking.