WASHINGTON — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night. Police are still working to determine what happened and no arrests have been made.
The shooting happened just after 7:00 p.m., police said. That's when Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 2600 block of 12th Place, Southeast for reports of gunshots.
Officers from D.C.'s 7th District arrived and found the boy, identified as Jamarid Robinson of Southeast D.C., shot multiple times.
Medical personnel brought Robinson to a nearby hospital, where he later died, police said.
Detectives from MPD's homicide branch continue to investigate the shooting Wednesday. Additional details were not immediately available.
The shooting once again puts a focus on D.C. gun violence. It's a problem that some activists, like Clayton Rosenberg, tell WUSA9 is only amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s so much idle time right now, and people are hurt," Rosenberg said. "And hurt people hurt people," Rosenburg said Tuesday.
D.C. Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this homicide.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.