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Shooting in Friendship Heights leaves one dead, another wounded

D.C. Police confirm that a second shooting victim was found across the Maryland state line in Montgomery County.

WASHINGTON — A man is dead and another man is in critical condition after a shooting in Friendship Heights Thursday evening, police said.

According to D.C. Police, the shooting happened in the 4500 block of Western Avenue, NW just shortly after 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police discovered an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The victim was identified as Tavon Brown, 20, of Baltimore, Maryland.

D.C Police confirm to WUSA9 that a second shooting victim was found across the Maryland state line in Montgomery County.

That victim, an adult male, was transported to a nearby hospital and is conscious and breathing, police said.

Neighbor Serge Najm said he was bringing out the garbage Thursday night block when a young man came up to him desperate for help. 

“He was screaming and asking for help, that’s why I told him, stay here I will call,” Najm said. "He was scared. He was scared and sweating and the way he was asking for help it was clear he was hurt.”

D.C. Police say they are looking for a suspect involved in the shooting – described as a Black male wearing all black in his 20s-30s. 

Anyone with any information on this shooting is asked to contact D.C. Police at (202)-727-9099.

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