Weekend Read: WaPo “Mother loses two sons to gun violence in D.C. within 11 years”

The Washington Post reports this weekend on Frederick Booker‘s death, and his family’s previous experience with homicide— his brother was killed in DC in 2002.

Writes the Post:

Charles Booker, 19, was killed shortly after midnight on July 20, 2002, in the 4400 block of Seventh Street NE, about 11 / 2 miles from where his brother was slain. He was one of three killed and five wounded over a violent District weekend. Police never assigned a motive nor made an arrest; family members contended that he was struck by a stray bullet.

It was Frederick who had made the tearful call to Charlene Booker in the summer of 2002, according to a news account at the time: “Mommy, somebody shot Charlie and he’s dead.”

Read the full story here.

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