Man fatally shot Saturday morning in NE Washington

A man was fatally shot early Saturday in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

Officers found a man near the intersection of Anacostia Avenue and Ponds Street just before 4 a.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. The victim was not identified and police released no details about the circumstances of the shooting.

The homicide was at least the city’s seventh in a week, after a string of killings that began last Saturday.

Read more on Crime Scene.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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