Shooting Murder at 1am last night on 4300 block of Georgia Ave, NW

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Thanks to all who sent in word. Sorry for the delay in posting. (Ed. Note: I’m fighting some sort of brutal cold/flu and I’m pretty wrecked right now. So I apologize in advance if there are some delayed postings today/tomorrow).

MPD reports:

“Units received a call for sounds of gunshots just before 1am and located an unconscious black male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Members of the Homicide Branch are on the scene handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919-CRIM(E).”

“The male victim has been pronounced. His identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.”

and from Council Member Bowser:

“Neighbors- I was briefed during the night of a fatal shooting on Georgia Avenue, between Georgia and Varnum Streets. The victim is a young black male. It appears to have happened in front of an apartment building on the east side of Georgia. I understand that the assailant walked up to the victim and shot. MPD has not released any lookout information as yet. MPD investigated during the night and at daybreak for evidence.

This is the third outbreak of violence in this short three blocks in several weeks. Since our larger crime meeting, I’ve conducted a smaller group one to focus on this sub area. MPD and other agencies are is investigating and working many angles to break up this fight.”

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