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DC police identify man killed in Shaw shooting; investigating other violence

The killing was one of at least three shootings that were reported overnight, along with a carjacking and a stabbing, D.C. police said.
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A D.C. police vehicle at a scene.

WASHINGTON — At least three shootings, one fatal, a stabbing and a carjacking have been reported overnight in Washington, D.C., police said.

A man was found dead at the scene of a shooting Saturday near 6th and O streets in Northwest D.C. A police statement Sunday identified him as Greenbelt, Maryland, resident 29-year-old Nicolas Hawkins. Police officials did not have many details but were seen working at the intersection in the area early Sunday morning. 

It happened in the Shaw neighborhood in the 600 block of O Street NW. Officers were looking out for two black cars, the Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers had been called out for the report about of sounds of gunfire just before 10:45 p.m. They found Hawkins on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services took him to a hospital, where he died.

The police department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for any homicide in D.C. Police say anyone with information about Hawkins' death is asked to call 202-727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

Police were investigating another shooting Saturday that happened around 11:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of 3rd Street SE.

Earlier in the evening, police said just after 9:30 p.m. that there was a shooting in the 1200 block of Irving Street NE.

Officers were at the scene of the carjacking in the block of 18th and D streets NE, D.C. police tweeted shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. Police were searching for a suspect.

Police had tweeted around 6:30 p.m. about the stabbing in the 400 block of 2nd Street NW. 

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