Northwest D.C. quadruple shooting

Four people were shot over a gambling debt, neighborhood officials say. Photo: ABC7

One person was killed and three more were injured overnight in a quadruple shooting over alleged gambling debt in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood.

The shooting happened near the Sursum Corda neighborhood overnight in the 1100 block of First Street NW. When officers arrived, they found three victims, one of whom was shot in the back and two others in the leg.

Authorities say the man who was shot in the back, 32-year-old Delonta Hendrix, was killed. The two others were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The fourth victim was later found with gunshot wounds to his upper body already in the hospital. All of the surviving shooting victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred just feet from two separate schools and behind a Boys & Girls Club.

"People are not thinking. They're using real poor judgment, especially around an environment where kids are," said Maurice Johnson, a D.C. resident. "It's supposed to be safe at schools and recreation centers."

According to the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the area, the shooting stemmed from a gambling dispute. Sources say a group of men was shooting dice when a violent fight escalated - something that neighbors say is an all-too-frequent scene.

There is no lookout or description of a suspect.

This is not the first time in recent months that gunfire has erupted in this immediate area. In one incident on March 11, 13 people were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a housing complex on North Capitol Street, about a block away.

Several months later, two people were shot June 6 in almost the exact same spot. In that shooting, 26-year-old Andre Wilson was killed.