D.C. police seek four men in Southeast Washington shooting death

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District police are searching for four men wearing hooded sweatshirts who sped away from a shooting early Friday that left one man dead in Southeast Washington, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about midnight in the 2600 block of Bowen Road SE., at Sayles Place, a few blocks from the Anacostia Metro station. Police said Demencio Lewis, 23, of Southeast, was pronounced dead on the scene and the four men escaped in a black Hyundai Sonata.

A motive remains under investigation.

The shooting comes days after D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier met with residents in Deanwood, in Northeast Washington, who were concerned about a spate of slayings this year. Friday’s killing was the District’s 27th of the year, up from 13 at the same time last year. Eighteen of the killings, including Friday’s, occurred east of the Anacostia River. Police have said none of them appear to be related.

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