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Police: Man accidentally fires gun while cleaning it, killing neighbor

The bullet went through the owner's floor, hitting the victim below in the leg.

WASHINGTON — Police are investigating after a man was found shot in Southeast DC Wednesday evening.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the shooting happened just after 9 p.m. in the 2300 block of Good Hope Road. 

When officers arrived they found an unconscious man who had been shot. 

Investigators say the shooting happened while a registered gun owner was cleaning the firearm and the gun accidentally went off. The bullet went through the owner's floor, hitting the victim below in the leg. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Police say the suspect is cooperating and there have been no arrests at this time. 


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