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'Crime is not down': Concerns increase after quadruple shooting, carjacking near Nats Park

DC police lights near Nats Park (7News)
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DC Police announced they have arrested a 15-year-old boy on assault with a gun charges and are looking for another male, whose photos they have released. Those arrested are believed involved in an incident Saturday in which four people were shot, none with life-threatening injury, according to police.

According to MPD the shootings took place in the 100 block of P Street SW about two blocks from Nats Park about an hour after Saturday night’s game hand ended. Victims fled in different directions, a 17-year-old male got as far as the Navy Yard Metro station in SE.

DC Councilmember Trayon White told 7News in an interview near Nats Park today that he was in the area of the shooting after it happened Saturday. White, who is running for mayor against incumbent Muriel Bowser, had some criticism.

“We cannot run the narrative that the mayor is running, which is that crime is down. Crime is not down. Crime has been up at least for the last seven years consecutively,” he said.

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Less than 10 minutes after that interview in the unit block of K, SE, right where we interviewed White, he told us three men in ski masks, carjacked a food delivery man.

When we saw that White had been trying to call us back, we called him and he told us what happened. We went back to the scene to talk to him again.

Said White, “When i turned the corner, I saw the commotion, so I was calling you to make sure it wasn’t you [who was carjacked] but your phone wasn’t ringing. I knew you was parked right here.

The area around Nats Park has had its share of violence. Gunfire was within earshot twice last year, once causing panic in the stadium. Saturday’s incident took place after the game was over and most people had left. But it raises questions to some fans if it's safe to attend Nats games?

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White said people should take the proper precautions wherever they go because violence is on the rise around the country.

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