Teen dead after double-shooting in SE ID'd

The other victim, a man, was shot in the leg and is recovering at an area hospital.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The teenager shot in Southeast on Thursday afternoon has died, according to D.C. Police.

Authorities have identified the teenager as 17-year-old Kevin Anthony Jackson II of Southeast, D.C. 

Police are still searching for the suspect, who shot two people in broad daylight, just blocks away from a high school.

Joyce Wilson was sitting at her desk when she heard the shots.

"I heard four," she said. "My husband told me that someone was laying on the ground. I came immediately out. [My husband] said, 'I think he's dead.'"

Wilson said she ran around the corner from her building and saw a young man "on the ground face down."

RELATED: Teen, man shot near Anacostia HS

Police said they received a call for reports of a shooting around 2:15 p.m. When they arrived to the 1900 block of 16th Street, officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, one teen and one adult.

The adult was shot in the leg and police said they found him about a block away from the teen.  He is in critical but stable condition, authorities said. 

Sources said the teen was shot in the head.

Assistant Chief Peter Newsham described the injuries as a "very serious gunshot wound" and said the teen was taken to the hospital in grave condition.

As forensic teams arrived to collect evidence, groups of adults and teens flocked to the scene.

Some looked on in shock, others in frustration.

"All these children deserve an opportunity to grow old," Lavonna Owona said.

Owona said that just last year the young victim was a sophomore in her class at Anacostia High School.

“An easy going kid. I only have positive things to say,” she said. “Very respectful, and a loving person. He wanted to be a comedian."


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