RIP Messages for DC’s Homicide Victims

In a night marred by shootings and stabbings in three quadrants of D.C., young people across the city got word late Wednesday and early Thursday that friends had been killed.

The first victim, 22-year-old Shonell Corriea, known to friends by his middle name, Chris, was shot to death in the 700 block of Quincy Street NW, where he lived. Corriea would have turned 23 next month.

Damn another child lost her father tonight smfd #RIPChris,” NoDJustMoney posted to Twitter.

Across town, in Washington Highlands, Joshua Ruffin, known to friends as Rocket, and Reginald Williams, known as Buster, were shot less than two hours later. Both died. Ruffin would have turned 21 next month and had one child. Williams was 22.

R I P rocket & buster smh,” @Rasta_Loud posted to Twitter.

Find memories of the three young men after the jump. (Note that some of the posts include profanity.)
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Washington Highlands Victims Identified

Joshua Ruffin, aka "Rocket"

Joshua Ruffin, aka “Rocket” photo from Facebook

The victims of a double shooting in Southeast DC on Wednesday night have been identified as Joshua Ruffin, 20, of Southeast D.C., and Reginald L. Williams Jr., 22, both of Southeast D.C of Northeast D.C.

MPD’s press release follows after the jump.
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Wahler Place SE Shooting Kills Man

UPDATED: NBC Washington is reporting tonight that police have “no information of a death on Wahler Place SE as reported earlier.”

NBC and are reporting that one of the men seriously injured in a double shooting in Washington Highlands has died.

The shooting was reported just before 10 p.m. and preceded a fatal double shooting a half mile away by a little less than two hours. Find a map of the shootings here and a morning roundup here.

Washington Highlands Shooting Kills Two

UPDATED: WUSA is reporting that the second victim initially reported as surviving this shooting has died.

TBD is confirming that a person injured in a double shooting on Yuma Street SE has died of their injuries.

The shooting is one of five violent attacks in D.C. late Wednesday night and is the second homicide. An earlier shooting in Petworth killed a man.

Less than two hours before the fatal shooting on Yuma Street, another double shooting was reported a half mile away on Wahler Pl SE. The status of those victims is unknown.