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Double shooting in Deanwood Neighborhood leaves man clinging to life

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Washington, D.C. --- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double shooting which has left one man in critical condition in the Deanwood Neighborhood of Northeast Washington.

Police say on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 9:32 p.m., ShotSpotter detected multiple gunshots coming from the 4600 block of East Capitol Street SE.

Moments later, police say members from the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting at 46th Place and Central Avenue NE.

Upon arrival, police say officers found, along the unit block of 46th Place NE, two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported one man to a trauma center where he has been admitted in critical condition.

The second man was also taken to a trauma center where he was listed in stable condition.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating this as an assault with intent to kill (AWIK), since it has not turned fatal.

Police have not speculated on motive or suspect(s).

So far, the city has had more than 70 homicides in 2014, about a 28 percent increase over this time last year. For homicide totals for the past 20 years see the MPD website.

The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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