Posts tagged ‘shooting’

An article from the Washington Post about a fatal stabbing in Columbia Heights, and two fatal shootings in Shaw early this week. One of them was a gay man whose credit cards, cash, cell phone, and jewelry were still in his possession when his body was found.
DC’s Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) reminds you:
** Do not walk alone, especially at night – and don’t let your friends walk alone. Consider cabs and bikes.
** DO NOT WALK DRUNK OR IMPAIRED – you increase your risk of being targeted.
** If you go the bars, look out for others – if you see someone walking alone, or you see someone walking drunk, please intervene. You might save their lives.
** If you feel threatened, call 911 immediately – don’t be embarrassed – it is better to be safe.
** Do not engage, negotiate, or antagonize. Maintain as much distance as you can with potential attackers. Stay in well-lit, well-traveled areas.
** Report any incidents to the Police (911 or to the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit at 877-495-5995).
** Please also report to GLOV, even if you are not comfortable reporting to the Police: