One dead and three injured in shooting at Washington DC funeral home on Tuesday afternoon
Suspect opened fire as mourners left service for 24-year-old Stephon Lamont Carroll who was also killed ‘as the result of gun violence’ in March
One man died at the scene and three more victims, two men and a woman, were taken to the hospital in critical condition, DC authorities said
Suspect fled in a green vehicle shortly after opening fire at 12.30pm
The bereaved family had requested police presence at the funeral because they were fearful of an incident
One person is dead and three more injured after a gunman opened fire at a Washington DC funeral home after a service for a 24-year-old man who was shot dead himself last month.
The shooting unfolded outside the Stewart Funeral Home, shortly after a service for 24-year-old Stephon Lamont Carroll [photo left].
The shooting happened about 20 minutes after a funeral ended for a victim of a homicide who was shot and killed in March.
As mourners were piling out of the funeral home at around 12.18pm, the gunman opened fire. He fled in a green vehicle and remains at large.
At a press conference this afternoon, DC police chief Robert Contee said Carroll too had been killed as the result of gun violence.
It remains unclear what the motive for today’s shooting at his funeral was, and Chief Contee did not give any further details about how Carroll died on March 24.
The scene at the Stewart Funeral Home in Washington DC where multiple people have been shot on Tuesday afternoon
Shooting unfolded outside the Stewart Funeral Home, shortly after a service for Stephon Lamont Carroll around 12.30 on Tuesday
‘The person who the funeral was for was a homicide victim in the latter part of March so at the family’s request, we will extend additional police presence in the area of the funeral.
‘Their loved one died as a result of gun violence.
‘Someone decided to disrespect the family at this level and commit this senseless act of violence at this kid’s funeral,’ Chief Contee said.
Neighborhood around Stewart Funeral Parlor in DC is now closed off. At least one person was killed
Police at the scene of the shooting. No suspects have yet been apprehended
The family had requested police presence at the funeral because they were fearful of an incident, lithe one that unfolded, Chief Contee added.
At least four people were shot. One man died at the scene and three more people, two men and a woman, were taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to a spokesperson for DC Fire and EMS.“
At this point, it appears that several people who were in the block were specifically targeted,” Contee said at a news conference outside the funeral home.
“We’re unsure why that is, why these people were targeted, more or less why they were targeted at a funeral. We don’t understand that.”
Police have made no arrests in the case.