A man was shot and killed in his home in northeast Washington, D.C., Wednesday, just days after the Department of Defense announced a $2 million campaign to improve access to gun safety training.
The Washington Post identified the man who was killed as 33-year-old William L. Davis, of Mount Vernon, Maryland.
Davis, who had a concealed carry permit, was in the backyard of his home on Friday night when he heard someone call for help.
He and his girlfriend, 32-year to 50-year old Kaitlin Davis, were standing by a fence, waiting for help, the Post reported.
The shooting happened just outside the home of Davis’ mother, Barbara Davis, and her boyfriend, Michael Davis.
The Post said the men had been sitting on a couch, talking, when the gun went off.
The bullet pierced Davis’ left leg and struck his right thigh, the newspaper reported.
Kaitlin’s husband, John Davis, said Kaitlyn was in pain from the bullet, but was still able to speak.
She has been discharged from a hospital, but will need surgery.
The Department of Justice announced the campaign Tuesday to improve gun safety and training.
It is targeting communities where the number of gun-related deaths is increasing.