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Two People Killed In Shooting On Capitol Hill, 3rd Victim Injured In Crash

Washington, DC – Two people were murdered and a third person was injured during a shooting on Capitol Hill in the nation’s capital on Sunday night, according to investigators.

The incident occurred in the 500-block of 11th Street Southeast at approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 12, The Washington Post reported.

DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Commander Tasha Bryant said police responded to the scene after an SUV crashed and located two men inside the vehicle who had been shot, WTOP reported.

MPD officers heard gunfire in the area prior to their arrival at the crash location, according to WUSA.

One victim died at the scene.

The second gunshot victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Commander Bryant told WTOP.

Investigators said they believe the incident involved the occupants of two vehicles shooting at one another, WJLA reported.

“We do everything that we can to keep communities and our visitors safe,” Commander Bryant told reporters during a press conference later that night, according to WTOP. “This is a tragedy and I’m so hurt. My heart is broken that I’m standing in front of you guys again talking about gun violence.”

A third person who was inside the SUV was injured when the crash occurred, but that individual was not shot, DC Fire Department Spokesperson Vito Maggiolo told The Washington Post.

The condition of the injured individual is unknown.

The identities of the two deceased victims were not immediately released, nor were any potential suspect descriptions.

Police blocked off all eastbound lanes on 11th Street between M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday night as the investigation into the fatal shooting continued, WTOP reported.

Investigators urged anyone with information about the incident contact police immediately.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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