DC officials discuss violence prevention after 3 shot in 2 days in Columbia Heights

Concern is heightened after three people were shot within two days in D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood.

On Friday, two men were wounded in a daytime shooting along Columbia Road near an elementary school. They are recovering from their injuries.

And before the weekend was over, D.C. police said a man was critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday on Hiatt Place near Park Road.

It’s not certain if there’s a connection between these incidents.

There have been several shootings in the Columbia Heights neighborhood this year — including a woman shot one Saturday night in April, and a man shot to death on a February afternoon that led to a lockdown at a nearby elementary school.

Ward 1 D.C. Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau told WTOP having more police around is just one part of violence prevention efforts in the ward.

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