- The Washington Times - Friday, April 8, 2011

Metropolitan Police said Friday they were investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Southeast boy — the fourth homicide in a 24-hour span this week.

Police said officers were called to the 1300 block of Congress Street in Southeast at about 9:25 p.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting.

They found Raheem Jackson, who lived on the block, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The killing occurred just over a mile from where police say two other men were fatally shot less than a day earlier.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Yuma Street in Southeast at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a shooting.



Police said they found Joshua Ruffin, 20, of the 600 block of Condon Terrace in Southeast suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

They also found Reginald L. Williams Jr. of the 300 block of Adams Street in Northeast. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

About two hours earlier on Wednesday, at roughly 9:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the rear of a residence in the 700 block of Quincy Street in Northwest.

They found Shonell Corriea, 22, of the same address suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

As of Friday, D.C. police had recorded 27 homicides this year, up from 26 at this time last year.

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