That shooting just one year ago happened not far from the corner of Brandywine and South capitol streets Southeast. Seventeen-year-old Tavon Nelson, 19-year-old William Jones III, 16-year-old Brishell Jones and 18-year-old Devaughn Boyd were shot and killed in what some have described as the worst example of violence in the District in more than 16 years.
Friends and family members of the murdered teens will gather not far from the sight of the shooting and march to the nearby Faith Presbyterian church Wednesday night to engage in ongoing dialogue about safety in the community. Mayor Vincent Gray, who attended the funerals of all four last year, is expected to be in attendance.
Meanwhile, one of the men charged in the shooting, Nathaniel Simms, has pleaded guilty to his role in the shooting. Several other suspects are scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on April 22.