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Shooting Homicide in Petworth at 4pm – Subsequent shots Fired Reported at 6 and 8pm

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4500 block Illinois Ave, NW

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4500 block of Illinois Avenue, Northwest, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

At approximately 3:57 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where all lifesaving efforts failed and he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 21-year-old Josiah Jones of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411”

A reader later reported just after 8pm:

“Shots at 8pm @ just south of 8th & Decatur. A burst of 8, then a burst of 6-7. No one hurt. Massive police presence here.”

Commenters reported shots fired around 6pm near 5th and Farragut.

Alan Henney tweets around 4:15pm:

“CRITICAL SHOOTING/ PROBABLE HOMICIDE- Allison St and Illinois Ave NW-DC. Approx 30yr-old man shot several times in cardiac arrest.”

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