Woman killed, man injured in double stabbing on Georgia Avenue NW early Friday

A 40-year-old woman was killed and a man injured early Friday when both were stabbed outside a strip club along Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Authorities said the woman died of her injuries at an area hospital shortly after the 2 a.m. incident. D.C. police identified her as Candance Reed, 40, of Northwest Washington. Her boyfriend said in an interview that she had been visiting the club with a friend for a private birthday party.

The condition of the male victim was not immediately divulged. Police said a second man was seen running from the scene.

D.C. police said the double-stabbing occurred in front of the Macombo Lounge along a commercial stretch in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue NW, near the intersection of Jefferson Street in the District’s 16th Street Heights neighborhood.

Authorities would not say whether the altercation was related to the club, but police said detectives were interviewing people connected to the establishment and reviewing surveillance video from the business.

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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