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Laurel man shot dead, another man injured in Southeast DC

No arrests have been made in this case.

WASHINGTON — Police are searching for who shot two men in Southeast D.C. late Monday night. One of the men died, and the other was hospitalized.

Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 2600 block of Bowen Road Southeast, near the Oxford Manor Apartments, for a report of a shooting around 11:25 p.m. Once on scene, the responding officers found two men shot multiple times. One man found inside a vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 27-year-old William Jones of Laurel, Maryland.

The second man was taken to the hospital for his injuries. He was listed in critical condition, according to police.

Police have not released any information about a suspect or suspects in this case. So far, no arrests have been made. 

 Anyone who may have information that would aid detectives in their investigation is urged to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411. The police department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. 

This is the latest incident of violence in the District. DC crime data shows there have been 191 homicides in D.C. so far in 2023. That's up 29% from this time last year, when there were 148 homicides reported. 

The chairwoman of D.C.'s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety announced Monday morning that she would be introducing a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at improving the way the District prevents and responds to violent crime. 

Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto introduced a package of bills and initiatives that she called the "Secure DC Plan" Monday ahead of a public hearing with the committee.

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