Man fatally shot near Washington’s Nationals Park

Violent crime continues to surge in America, with another recent example coming this past weekend in the nation’s capital.

According to the Washington Examiner, a man was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon near Nationals Park in Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood.

Victim pronounced dead at the scene

Commander Tasha Bryant serves with Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department, and she provided reporters with details about the killing.

“So about 1 o’clock this afternoon, we responded to a report of a shooting,” Bryant explained. “Our units responded to the scene and located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle.”

“Despite all life saving efforts, he was pronounced deceased on the scene here. Preliminarily, what we do know is our victim was the target of this attack,” she continued.

“We do have preliminary footage of a dark colored SUV seen fleeing from the location at a high rate of speed a short time after the shooting occurred,” Bryant went on to say.

The law enforcement official added that officers were “following up on all video footage here” and had “hit the ground running trying to get the most available information possible now.”

Bryant concluded by saying that she could not speculate on circumstances surrounding the shooting and called upon members of the public with relevant information to come forward.

Passenger beaten by mob on Washington Metrobus

Sunday’s shooting came just days after two individuals were arrested in connection with a brutal assault which occurred last Monday on a Washington, D.C., Metrobus.

Fox News reported that 27-year-old Emoni Hubbard and 35-year-old Terry Barnes were both taken into custody on Friday. The pair were identified via cell phone footage taken of the incident.

The victim, identified as Kyla Thurston, said she asked a group of juveniles to stop cursing on the bus and that this led to a physical altercation.  A total of eight people are believed to have participated in the attack on Thurston.