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Thanks to a reader for sending the Takoma Park Police’s press release:

At approximately 1:42 a.m., Takoma Park Police received a call for shots fired in the area of Flower Avenue. Shortly after, they received another call for the report of two white males lying in a driveway in the 7300 block of Flower Avenue. Officers responded out and confirmed both males deceased suffering from gunshot wounds. They were located in one of the deceased person’s driveway located in the 7300 block of Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland. At this time, investigators do not believe that there were any other individuals involved in the incident. Until the autopsies are completed tomorrow by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, the exact cause and mechanism of death has yet to be determined.

Preliminarily, investigators believe that the two men were friends and were coworkers at a special education school in the District of Columbia. It is premature to determine what circumstances led to or why this shooting occurred. There was no indication of hostility prior to the shooting. All initial information leads to the belief that this was a Homicide/Suicide. We would ask that respect and privacy be given to the families of both men.

The individuals are identified as:

David Draa, 30, of Takoma Park, Maryland; and

Steven Kyle Hickman, 30, of Washington, DC.


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