Security guard dead, another man injured after double shooting in SE DC

Police do not believe the security guard was the intended target of that shooting.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A security guard is dead after an overnight double shooting in Southeast D.C., police said.

Metropolitan Police officials said officers were called to the 100 block of Atlantic St. around 11:15 p.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting. 

According to police, a security guard was driving down 3rd Street Thursday night, when a suspect opened fire, shooting him multiple times. Police said the security guard drove himself to a fire station for help.

The guard, as 29-year-old Evan Williams, later died at the hospital.

Police also found another man suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Officials believe the second victim may have been the intended target.

So far there is no description of possible suspects available and the motive for the attack is unknown.

Police continue to investigate. 

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.


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