Two shot, one fatally, in Southwest D.C.

A man was fatally shot Wednesday night in a double shooting in the alleyway of a Southwest Washington housing complex, about three blocks from a police station, D.C. police said.

Officers responded to a courtyard area of the Greenleaf Gardens development in the 200 block of K Street SW, near the 1st Police District station, and found two victims about 9:20 p.m., officials said. A man was unconscious and not breathing, and a woman was shot in a hand, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, but the man was later pronounced dead, police said.

Officiails were not sure of a motive for the attack.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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