WASHINGTON - Police have identified a man who was shot and killed near the Howard University campus in Northwest Washington.
Forty-three-year-old Robert Foster Jr. of Washington was one of four people shot near the route of the Caribbean Carnival parade late Saturday afternoon. Two other men and a woman were shot and survived. The parade had largely passed, but many people remained near the route when gunfire sent people fleeing.
Police have said the shooting apparently stemmed from a neighborhood dispute and was not connected to the parade or the university. Police have not identified any suspects or revealed a possible motive.
Councilman Jim Graham says the man may have been an innocent bystander.
Graham, who represents the ward where the shooting took place, says one of the men wounded was likely the target, and had been a target before.
"To think that somebody would fire these shots in that crowd, with all these police around, is just unbelievable," says Graham.
"We are just thoroughly fed up with these guys, with guns and drugs and no common sense, no judgement," he adds.
Mayor Vincent Gray went to the shooting scene Saturday night.
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