A slew of shootings starting on Christmas Eve and stretching out toward the weekend left at least 12 wounded and five dead in the nation’s capital city.
The holiday started off with a spate of shootings over December 24 and into Christmas Day leaving 10 shot and four dead.
“You don’t feel safe, you don’t know if you’re going to make it home tonight,” one scared resident noted according to ABC Channel 7.
By Friday the death toll was up to six dead, authorities reported.
But the violence continued, and by Saturday a total of 12 shootings had been reported.
“Crime is crime. The season doesn’t affect anything,” pizzeria owner Malik Hussain told D.C.’s ABC Channel 7. “There’s no answer. Somebody gets shot, somebody gets shot, unfortunately.”
“A D.C. government website says there have been 99 homicides in the District this year,” ABC reported. “It says there were 104 in 2013, including the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting.”
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