GUILTY DC - Five dead, 8 injured over missing bracelet, SE Washington, 22-30 March 2010

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    Gunman Kills 4 With Spray of Bullets in Southeast

    Four officers injured pursuing suspect

    Updated 10:54 AM EDT, Wed, Mar 31, 2010

    District Police have been pleased with the reduction of homicides in the city so far this year. But an explosion of violence Tuesday night in Southeast was a harsh reminder that guns and violence are still a major issue in D.C.

    Nine people were shot in an apparent drive-by in southeast Washington Tuesday evening, and four D.C. police officers were injured pursuing possible suspects into Prince George's County.

    "I don't have a memory of this many people being shot at one time in the District of Columbia," assistant police chief Peter Newsham said. (The last mass incident was when one person was killed and nine others were wounded in the O Street Market shooting in 1994.)

    One person died at the scene Tuesday night in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street at Brandywine Street SE and eight others were taken to area hospitals -- some in critical condition. Three of the eight people transported later died. Two others remain in life-threatening condition.

    At least three of the nine people who were shot were females.

    D.C. police responded to the shooting report at about 7:30 p.m. Witnesses described a bloody and chaotic scene as victims dropped to the ground.

    "You heard some shots; 'pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,'" one witness said. "Then you saw some people lying on the ground. It looked like a football pile-up."

    The crime scene stretched for at least six blocks. An AK47-type weapon reportedly was thrown from a green sedan that police chased through parts of D.C. and across the Prince George's County line.

    Four officers in pursuit of the vehicle were injured in a crash in the 5600 block of St. Barnabas Road in Oxon Hill, Md. Three suspects were eventually taken into custody after that crash. Police are trying to figure out if anyone else was involved.

    Sources say police are looking into the possibility that Tuesday's shooting may have been retaliation by a man who was shot in retaliation to another shooting.

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