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Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Two dead in overnight D.C. shootings; victims were watching fireworks

Six people were shot in Northwest D.C. overnight, two fatally, in two separate incidents, police said.

The first shooting happened around 8 p.m. about a mile from the Fort Totten Metro station. Police said that a group of people were watching a small fireworks show in the 5000 block of First Street NW when someone opened fire, shooting four people, including two juveniles.

Two of the victims reportedly ran to nearby Gallatin Street, where police were called.

One of the victims died from gunshot wounds; police later identified him as Crevontai Key, 19, of Northeast. Key and two others were taken to an area hospital in serious condition; a fourth was taken to a hospital by a family member and later released.

A suspect reportedly fled the area on foot.

Hours later, around 2 a.m. Thursday, another fatal shooting took place in Northwest.

Two men were shot in the 600 block of Morton Street NW, one in the face and one in the back. Police said Julius Barnett Ellington, 35, of Northwest, died at a hospital; the second man was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Both shootings remain under investigation. Police said they do not believe the shootings are related.

Anyone with information about either or both incidents can call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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