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Man, woman found brutally murdered in Columbia Heights duplex

A 36-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were discovered murdered late Monday in a duplex near Howard University.
A 36-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were discovered murdered late Monday in a duplex near Howard University.Tom Yeatman

Washington, D.C. --- Police are investigating the murders of a man and woman which were reported late Monday in the Columbia Heights neighborhood near Howard University.

Police say around 11 p.m. Monday, officers from the Third District were called to the 700 block of Girard Street NW for a reported "unconscious person."

Officers arriving at the two-story duplex discovered an adult male and an adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC EMS personnel responded to the scene but neither victim, police say, exhibited any signs consistent with life.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where autopsy results are pending.

Police have identified the male victim as 36-year-old Oluremi Thomas of Northwest. The female has been identified as 24-year-old Keyonna Proctor of Southeast.

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 police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.