Howard University Shooting – On Thursday morning, a man was found dead on the campus of Howard University in Northwest Washington, District of Columbia, initiating a homicide inquiry. ShotSpotter, a gun detecting device, tipped off officers with the Metropolitan Police Department that shots had been fired in the vicinity of 6th Street Northwest and W Street Northwest at around six in the morning. These officers rushed to the area after receiving the warning. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene.
The victim was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment, but a short time later, a death certificate was issued for the deceased. There is currently no publicly available information regarding the victim, and this includes his age and name. The investigation into the shooting continues as the police look for a possible motive and suspect or suspects.
Initial information suggests that the person who was shot and any potential suspects are not associated with Howard University, according to a representative for the university’s public safety department. While the investigation is still ongoing, those who are currently on campus are urged to stay away from the area.
The Metropolitan Police Department reports that as of Wednesday, there had been a total of 129 homicides committed in the District, which is an increase of 17% when compared to the same point in the previous year. In the same span of time in 2022, there were 110 people killed, and their deaths were documented.
Anyone who may have information on this investigation is urged to contact the police at the following number: (202) 727-9099. Sending a text message to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE at the number 50411 is another option for remaining anonymous when providing information