Man shot and killed in Southeast D.C.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday morning in Southeast D.C., authorities said.

Officers were called to the scene near 18th Street and U Place SE just after midnight for reported gunfire. They arrived to find Lonnie Martin Whitted, of Southeast, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police did not release any information about suspects or a motive in the case.

Anyone with information about the case ise asked to call D.C. police at (202) 727-9099.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.

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