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12 people shot, 2 fatally, in 24 hours, DC Police say

Police have not made any arrests in these shootings and no suspect information has been released.

WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department responded to several shootings in the span of 24 hours from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon that left a total of 12 people shot, two of them fatally.

MPD first responded to two people shot Thursday afternoon in Southeast.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Congress Street just before 3:45 p.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot. The man was conscious and breathing when help arrived.

A few hours later, around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the unit block of Galveston Street, Southwest.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man, later identified as 21-year-old Kristian Stewart, was taken to an area hospital where died from his injuries.  

Around 8:40 p.m., a call came in about a shooting in the 4600 block of Benning Road, Southeast.

One gunshot victim was located who was conscious and breathing, according to police. Another victim walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound, and police said they were involved in the Benning Road shooting.

After that, around 10:10 p.m., police responded to the 100 block of Yuma Street, Southeast. When officers arrived, they found three men suffering from gunshot wounds. All three were conscious and breathing when they were taken to an area hospital. At that scene, police also located a teenage girl, who they believe had a graze wound. She is expected to survive. 

At 10:16 p.m., the police department said a man walked into the DC firehouse at 14th and V streets, Southeast. He was taken to an area hospital. It wasn't clear where the man was shot. Police have released a photo of a car they believe to be involved in the shooting. 

About two hours later, just after midnight on Thursday, a man was found shot dead in the 300 block of Anacostia Road, Southeast. Police believe he was shot in the 4400 block of E Street, Southeast. 

The victim, later identified as 24-year-old Stephon Carroll, was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. No suspect information or possible motive has been released at this time.

On Friday at 3:45 p.m., police said a man was located at a local hospital after a shooting in the 1600 block of W Street, Southeast.

The police department said the victim was breathing but unconscious. No other details were provided on what happened or how he got to the hospital.

Police have not provided suspect information for any of the shootings.

Anyone with information about any of these shootings is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411.

In the midst of all the shootings, 20 new Metropolitan Police Department Officers graduated. They're the first to receive the $20,000 signing bonus the department is offering.

"They will earn every dime of it and they know it the bar has been set, the expectation will be higher. The community has an expectation just like I do," said Chief Robert Contee.

He also addressed the recent string of shootings, he said the new officers will focus on addressing just that.

"Any day when people get shot in our city is a bad day as far as I'm concerned. it just speaks to the level of work that's out there for these officers who are graduating," said Chief Contee.

He told WUSA9 the department hopes to hire an additional 347 new officers by the end of the year.

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