Jamahl & Jamie Jenkins dead after DC shooting

12:43 PM, Jul 22, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a shooting that they say left a brother and sister dead in Northeast D.C. early Saturday morning. Police identified the brother and sister as Jamahl Jenkins, 21, and Jamie Jenkins, 28, respectively.

Jamahl Jenkins was pronounced dead on the scene. Jamie Jenkins, his sister, was transported to the hospital in critical condition and died there, officials said.

It happened at around 4:30 a.m. in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street, NE.

DC Councilwoman Yvette Alexander's office confirmed that a vigil will be held for the brother and sister in the 300 block of Ridge Rd SE at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The vigil will also honor Eric Leeper and Anthony Chase, who were killed late Wednesday night.

Memorial Facebook Page for Jamahl and Jamie Jenkins:


Police are investigating other D.C. shootings:

At around 4:35 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of First Place NW, police found an adult male suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

At around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of K Street, SW, an adult male was shot in the back, officials said.

At around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of Birney Place, SE., officials say two adult males were shot multiple times in their lower extremities and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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