2 Killed, 6 Wounded in Attacks Across City
A 17-year-old was fatally shot last night in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington. A 38-year-old man was killed in Congress Heights in Southeast in another shooting, police said. One person was also wounded in each attack.
Witnesses said as many as 20 shots were fired in the Northwest incident, at 13th Street and Columbia Road. The other killing was in the 3500 block of Seventh Street SE.
Three other people were wounded in a third attack in the 500 block of Newcomb Street SE, police said. Police said an eighth person was wounded in a separate attack.
-- Clarence Williams and Martin Weil
2nd Settlement in Fatal '07 Bus Accident
Metro has agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was struck and killed downtown by a Metrobus on Feb. 14, 2007.
The accident killed Sally D. McGhee, 54, and Martha S. Schoenborn, 59, co-workers at the Federal Trade Commission. Both families filed lawsuits against the transit agency. Metro agreed in June to pay $2.3 million to settle with Martha Schoenborn's husband, Gregory Schoenborn. A confidential settlement was reached with the McGhee family in November; the family released details this week.
The women, both of Alexandria, had just left work and had a "walk" signal when they were hit by a Metrobus that was making a left turn from Seventh Street NW onto Pennsylvania Avenue.