One teacher dead, another man recovering after Northwest D.C. shooting


WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday, July 31, and left one D.C. teacher dead and sent another man to the hospital.

The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. in the 700 block of O Street, Northwest. M.P.D. responded to calls of gunshots and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services also responded. On the scene, first responders found 31-year-old Kervin Sanches of Northwest, D.C., suffering from a gunshot wound.

Sanches was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was pronounced dead after life-saving efforts failed.

Sanches was a teacher at Hope Tolson. A statement from Principal Okiemute Pela that was sent to school staff and families said, “Mr. Sanches was an indelible part of our community at Hope Tolson who loved our school wholeheartedly. During our virtual leadership summit a few weeks ago, Mr. Sanches changed his family vacation plans and stayed in DC to be fully engaged in the training activities.”

A second man later came to a local hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

There is a reward of up to $25,000 for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Police can be reached at 202-727-9099.

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