Monday, 10 Dec 2018

A man fatally wounded by gunfire, two teenagers seriously injured in separate incidents in the district

Peter Hermann Journalist covering crime, especially the Washington Police Department. Clarence Williams Local Journalist Covering Crime, News and Public Safety December 7, 10:41 am A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon southeast of Washington and two teenagers were shot dead in a separate incident later at night, also in the southeast, according to DC police. The fatal shooting took place shortly before 3 pm in the 3400 block of Croffut Place SE, in the Greenway neighborhood near Minnesota Avenue and south of East Capitol Street SE. Police responded to a call for shooting and found a man repeatedly shot. He died later in a hospital. Officials were not able to identify the victim. [Police investigate double shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in SE] This fatal shooting brings to 153 the total number of homicides committed this year in the district, compared to 107 at the same time in 2017. At around 20:45, two teenagers aged 17 and 19 were killed in block 2,900 Martin Luther King. Jr. Ave. SE, near Malcolm X Avenue, and on a busy shopping street, a gas station and a park. It is located near Congress Heights, about eight miles from where the afternoon shootings took place at Croffut Place. A police report revealed that one armed man had fired five to six shots at a group of miners, touching one at the back of the head and another at the chest. Police said both victims survived and were reported in critical condition in a hospital. Homicide detectives were called to the scene because of the severity of the injuries. No arrests were made in either case. .

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