Monday, June 27, 2011

Several Shot, One Stabbed at DC Carnival

The 19th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival ended in violence Saturday, with one dead and four seriously injured.  Reports from WJLA say shots were fired around 5 p.m. near Howard University, where 43 year-old Robert Foster Jr. was fatally wounded.  Foster and three other victims were rushed to the hospital where Foster later died, and the others in critical condition.

In a separate, unrelated incident, a stabbing occurred several blocks south at Georgia and W Street, police said. Authorities believe the stabbings and shootings were not related to the carnival or Howard University, but instead an ongoing neighborhood dispute between two gangs.  One of the four victims shot police believe was an intended target, based on a shooting that involved the victim and the death of innocent bystander, last year.

Video taped recordings of the isolated incidents have swarmed the Internet, and authorities are hoping the evidence will lead to an arrest. So far two teens are in custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and gang charges. No arrests have been made in relation to the shootings.

Story developing.

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