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Shooting Homicide at gas station near Politics and Prose on Connecticut Ave, NW. Unrelated but also: 75 Year Old Man Reportedly Shot while in his car in Tenleytown around 11:40pm.


Wisconsin and Van Ness Street, NW. Photo by James.

Alan Henney first about the incident above around 11:40pmreported:

“SHOOTING, UPPER NW DC— Male walked into McDonalds at Wisconsin Ave and Van Ness St NW-DC. He may have been shot near 40th St and Wisconsin Ave in North Cleveland Park/Tenleytown area. He has been struck in the arm. Police searching for a crime scene.

update on Tenleytown shooting: Approx. 75yr-old man was in his car near the firehouse when a pedestrian fired shot(s) into the auto injuring his arm. He then drove to McDonalds for help.”

MPD later reported what would be a shooting homicide at the gas station on Connecticut Ave across the street from Politics and Prose: “Confirmed Shooting in the 4900 block of Connecticut Ave NW. Lookout for: 2 B/M’s DARK COMPLXN, TALLER POSSIBLY WEARING NEW BALANCE TENNIS SHOES.”

On that The Washington Post reported:

“The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. near Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW, according to a police official.

The victim was not identified immediately but appeared to be a teenager or young man, police said. It appeared that he was shot twice, the official said.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Monday, October 5, 2020, in 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 1:30 am, members of the Second District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 23 year-old Alexander Nwogu, of Blacksburg, VA.

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 sending a text message to 50411.”

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