POLITICS
09/16/2013 06:18 pm ET Updated Sep 16, 2013

Police: At Least 10 Shootings In DC Since Wednesday, Not Counting Navy Yard

There have been 10 separate shootings in Washington, D.C., since the night of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, not counting the rampage at the Navy Yard on Monday morning, police told The Huffington Post over the phone. The number reflects only those shootings to which police responded.

Those 10 shootings left two dead and an additional 13 wounded.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Chris Kelly told HuffPost no arrests have been made in any of those shootings. Police have not identified suspects in several of the incidents, including both homicides, Kelly said.

The shootings did not capture the attention of the national news media. Even among many local outlets, most of the shootings were ignored.

Five separate shootings occurred between 10 p.m. Thursday night and 8 a.m. Friday morning in various neighborhoods across the city. One of the incidents occurred on 14th St. Northwest, a popular area full of bars and restaurants, but most were in lower-income areas.

Last year, Washington's murder rate was 13.91 murders per 100,000 people, according to calculations made by D.C. Homicide Watch, a community reporting project that aims to cover every murder in the city. Homicide Watch points out that this is the eighth-highest murder rate per capita among U.S. cities with populations greater than 500,000. In early January, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said there were only 88 murders in the city in 2012, which officials boasted was a "historic low."

Still, 88 murders per year equates roughly to a Navy Yard-sized tragedy about every two months.

At press time, the death toll of the Navy Yard massacre was at least 13 people, including the alleged shooter.

WATCH: Local coverage of a series of shootings that occurred Thursday night in Washington D.C.

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