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Store opens at O St Market years after mass shooting

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Photo Gallery: O Street shooting - 1994 - WUSA9

Video: TBT - O Street Shooting Gary Reals 3

Video: TBT - O Street Shooting Dave Statter

Video: TBT - O Street Shooting Gary Reals

Video: TBT - O Street Shooting Gary Reals 2

Video: TBT - O Street Shooting Bob Strickland

'New Giant opens in DC's resurgent Shaw neighorhood. Site of notorious shooting' (@BruceLeshan via Twitter)

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Thursday was a huge day for the district's historic Shaw neighborhood. 

The O Street market, once the scene of a notorious mass shooting, reopened with a new Giant Food store.

The opening of the new Giant marks the rebirth of a neighborhood that has struggled for decades. 

Nineteen years ago, the scream of police sirens and shouts of terror rang through the O Street market. 

An incomprehensible turf battle between rival street gangs sent bullets flying inside the market, killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring eight other people.

Now there's a hotel, restaurant and swanky apartments with amenities like a rooftop pool and a dog park.

You can also check out our #TBT contribution. We dug through our old footage and found some of our O Street mass shooting video from 1994. See stills from reports from Gary Reals, Dave Statter and Bob Strickland and watch their attached videos.

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