Two Men Killed In Separate Attacks In DC

5:48 AM, May 1, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A violent night in the District has led to the deaths of two men, both fatally stabbed in separate attacks.

The busy night for DC Police started around 1:19 Tuesday morning when they received a report of a stabbing in the 4500 block of Quarles Street in Northeast. That's where officers found a man suffering from a serious stab wound to the abdomen. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2:18 a.m.

Police found the victim of the second deadly attack after officers responded to a report of a car crash at 5th Street and Florida Avenue around 2:15 Tuesday morning. When officers arrived on the scene they found a man unconscious and not breathing inside a vehicle that had slammed into Shaw's Tavern. 

According to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department, the man was found suffering from a stab wound to the neck. The victim was transported to Howard University hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:50 a.m.

At this time it is unclear exactly where the man was when he was stabbed, since it appears he attempted to drive away from the crime scene.  Police had a portion of Florida Avenue blocked between Rhode Island Avenue and 7th Street while they investigated the incident, and searched for the location of the attack.  Florida Avenue reopened shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Right now police have no solid information to release on possible motives or suspects in either homicide. The identities of both victims have not been released, pending notification of next of kin.  Both investigations are ongoing.

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