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Police: Man killed, woman injured after shooting in Northwest DC

Police say a man shot in the stomach died at the hospital, and a woman walking down the street was shot in the leg.

WASHINGTON — A double shooting in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday night has left a 29-year-old man dead, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

A call came into the police department around 9:30 p.m. about a shooting in the area of 14th and V Streets, Northwest. Police believe at least two people "brazenly" fired weapons in the middle of the street, killing a man, and striking a bystander in the leg.

Third District Commander James Boteler said the man was found shot in the stomach. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police later identified the man as 29-year-old Marvin Johnson, Jr. of Northwest, D.C. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her current condition is not known. Boteler said investigators believe she was an "unfortunate bystander." 

"For all intents and purposes she was walking down the street and was struck by stray gunfire," Boteler said in a press conference late Wednesday night.

Boteler said in addition to the the victims who were struck, bullets also hit two apartment buildings and several parked vehicles. No one inside either of the apartment buildings was hurt. According to Boteler, investigators are searching nearby to find any video of the shooting and identify possible suspects.

There were multiple rounds fired where the shooting was reported, and more than one weapon was used, according to Boteler.

"[These suspects] just brazenly fired weapons in the middle of the street near a busy intersection at a fairly early time of night," Boteler said.

Police said it is not clear whether the suspects left the scene of the shooting on foot or in a vehicle. 

"Today I am angry. I'm angry at the shooter, angry that we have so many guns in our neighborhoods," Ward 1 Councilmembr Brianne Nadeau wrote in a statement Thursday. "And I'm also sad, for the lost life, for the trauma it creates for the victims, their families, and the community. Losing a neighbor, a longtime resident, is very difficult. And any violence in our community is scary and frankly frustrating given all that we are doing to end gun violence in our community."

Johnson was the 35th person to die in a homicide in D.C. so far this year. 

This shooting comes just an hour and a half after another shooting occurred in Northwest D.C. Wednesday night. A man was pronounced dead following the shooting in the 800 block of Underwood Street Northwest around 8 p.m.

Police ask anyone with more information in either case to contact Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411.


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