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Tragic Concert Shooting in Washington D.C.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016
ConcertA community concert turned tragic after a shooting in Washington D.C. on Saturday.  The event left two people dead and another seven people injured.

According to interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, the shootings occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m. in the Anacostia and Barry Farm area located in southeast Washington after a dispute.

The two victims were identified by Metropolitan Police on Sunday as Scorpio-Rodney Alonzo Phillips, 31, and Zoruan Otto Harris, 18, both of southeast Washington. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Among the injured people at the concert were four adult men, two adult women, and an 8-year-old boy. Police said the injuries by those who survived the incident were not life-threatening.

As of Sunday, police were still seeking the shooter.

Most people go to a concert or event as an enjoyable time to be spent with family or friends. The last thing anyone wants to think about when going to a concert, a bar or another venue is the potential for getting hurt or worse.

Unfortunately, however, violent incidents that occur at concerts, movies and other events have been on the rise in recent years.  Whether it’s the excitement of the crowd, a hazard that may have been at the site where the concert was held, a lack of adequate security,  or as in this incident when someone brought a firearm to the concert, if you have been hurt, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

At Goldstein & Bashner we have represented clients who have been hurt at events throughout New York, Long Island and the surrounding area. If you or a loved one has been hurt at a concert or other public event, contact our offices today. We will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding your case.   Contact us today at 516-874-7303 to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment.  We can outline your options and the best course of action for your case.


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