Local Digest: 2 men wounded in separate D.C. shootings; Md. car crash leaves woman dead

THE DISTRICT

Two men wounded in separate shootings

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Two men were shot in separate incidents in Southeast Washington over the weekend, authorities said Sunday.

One man was hit in the shoulder and midsection about 2:25 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, police said.

The other man was shot in his cheek while sitting in a car near 16th and W streets at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Neither man’s injuries were thought to be life-threatening, police said. Both shootings are under investigation.

— Donna St. George

VIRGINIA

D.C. boy, 14, killed in high-speed car chase

A boy killed in a high-speed crash in Fairfax City during a police pursuit early Saturday has been identified as Marquette Bell, 14, of the District, authorities said Sunday.

The teen was in a Honda operated by a 15-year-old who authorities said was traveling more than 100 mph when the crash occurred. The crash, came about two minutes after the pursuit began, Virginia State Police said.

The 15-year-old driver is facing charges that include involuntary manslaughter and driving without a license, police said. His name was withheld because of his age.

According to authorities, the pursuit began when a state trooper saw the speeding vehicle driving erratically. The trooper tried to pull it over , but it sped off, soon approaching the intersection of routes 29 and 50 in Fairfax City, police said.

The Honda ran a red light and struck a Toyota Camry, police said. The 15-year-old tried to run but was stopped, police said. His passenger died at the scene.

Both the 15-year-old and the driver of the Camry suffered injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

— Donna St. George

MARYLAND

Car crash leaves

1 dead and 3 injured

A woman was killed Sunday night in the University Park area after a car she was in swerved off Route 1 and plunged into a creek, Prince George’s County police said.

The three other occupants of the car, including an infant, were injured, said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman.

The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Wells Parkway, about a mile south of the University of Maryland. Further details were not available.

— Martin Weil

 
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