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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/09/2011

Two people shot and killed in NW DC

Three people were shot, at least two of them fatally, Saturday morning in Northwest Washington, according to authorities.

The gunfire erupted shortly before 6 a.m. in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place NW, according to authorities.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the D.C. Fire Department. The third victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1).

“This is extremely upsetting,” said Graham. “Parkwood Place has been the subject of numerous crimes, drugs, gangs for a number of years.”

No additional information about the victims or circumstances of the shooting was immediately available.

By Washington Post editors  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/09/2011

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