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Brother, sister among 3 dead in overnight DC shootings

Friday - 7/26/2013, 9:10pm  ET

Family still seeking answers in killings

WTOP's Thomas Warren reports


WASHINGTON (AP) -- District of Columbia Police say three people were fatally shot in two different incidents overnight in Washington.

A brother and sister were shot in the 5300 block of East Capitol Street NE around 4:35 a.m. Police identified the deceased as 28-year-old Jamie Jenkins and 21-year-old Jamahl Jenkins.

At about the same time, 4:20 a.m., a man was shot in the 1100 block of First Place NW. Police say the man had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police did not release the victim's name.

Octavia Mayfield, the mother of the Jenkinses, says her daughter had just finished up singing at a local venue early Saturday morning when she was targeted by robbers.

Mayfield believes her son came to help out. Both siblings ended up getting shot near East Capitol and 53rd Streets.

"Her dream was just coming true," Octavia Mayfield says of her daughter, adding that her son had just had a son of his own.

Mayfield says all Jamie had was cell phones and a small tablet computer, and said, "Are you gonna tell me that's what she was killed for?"

The family plans a vigil and will offer reward money for people who might have seen or heard about the shooters.

"Speak up now for mine," Mayfield says, "lest you be in my shoes and they're coming for your children."

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck contributed to this report.

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