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2 dead in Southeast DC triple shooting

Commander John Branch estimated about 90 rounds were fired in this shooting.

WASHINGTON — Two people are dead and one other is in the hospital after a shooting in Southeast D.C. Wednesday night. 

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of 4th Street. 

When officers arrived, they found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims have only been identified as a woman and two men.

Police say the woman and one of the men were awake and breathing when officers found them, the third victim was pronounced dead on the scene, according to MPD Commander John Branch. 

On Thursday, police said the second man had died from his injuries at the hospital.

Police have identified the two men killed in the triple shooting as 19-year-old Ronald Brown and 41-year-old Tijuan Wilson.

Branch called the situation "fluid" and begged the community for help to find who is responsible.

"We need your assistance for this," Branch said.

Similar to a shooting earlier Wednesday, Branch estimated about 90 rounds were fired in this case. 

The triple shooting comes just hours after a pregnant woman was caught in the crossfire during another Southeast shooting. The woman was shot three times when people in two cars began shooting. Police believe that approximately 100 rounds were fired between the groups in that case as well.

Regardless of the similarity in the amount of gunfire, Branch said there was no information that would lead investigators to believe the two shootings are connected. 

"We are of course keeping all of our options open," Branch said.

The pregnant victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Branch was at both shooting scenes in D.C. on Wednesday. At a press conference, he called the situation sad.  

"It's just sad. The amount of weapons that are out there, the quality of the weapons... The officers are doing a great job... But we need the community's help," Branch said.

Anyone with information about either of these cases can contact detectives through the MPD tip line at (202) 727-9099 or by texting 50411.

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This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.

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