Police: 1 killed in fatal shooting in Southeast DC

A man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon inside a barbershop in Southeast D.C., police said.

Just after 3:30 p.m., D.C. police said officers in the area heard gunshots and responded to a barbershop in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast. They found a man inside with gunshot wounds; he died at the scene.

Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters that the victim was likely in his early 20s.

Newsham added that there were at least four men who had walked into the shop and then ran out after shots were fired. A number of witnesses were around, and he said, “There’s plenty of video in this area.”

The men who ran out were last seen southbound on MLK Avenue, heading toward Howard Road Southeast.

“For something like this to happen in the middle of the day, it’s pretty brazen, very unusual for this particular area,” Newsham said, adding that there were officers…

Original published: 2019-07-10 22:53:18 Read the full Washington News here

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