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16-year-old shot, killed in Northeast DC

Police have identified the boy as Levoire Simmons from Northeast D.C. Police are currently offering up to $25,000 to anyone who can provide information.

WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Northeast D.C. early Tuesday morning. 

The teen has been identified by police as 16-year-old Levoire Simmons from Northeast.

Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the reported shooting in the 700 block of Kennilworth Terrace Northeast around 1:15 a.m. When they arrived on the scene they found the boy shot. Police then confirmed Simmons died from his injuries, but they did not specify if he died at the scene of the shooting or at an area hospital.

Investigators say they are still working to determine what led up to the shooting, but say they are looking for a suspect seen wearing a white collared shirt. 

No arrests have been made. The investigation remains active and ongoing, according to police.

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According to the latest data available, as of July 1, MPD has responded to 104 homicides in D.C. That's a 14% increase from the same time last year.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for each homicide committed in the District. 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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