Man killed, teen wounded in separate D.C. shootings

By Martin Weil and Clarence Williams
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Southeast Washington, and in an unrelated shooting, a teenager was critically wounded Tuesday night in a supermarket parking lot in Northwest, D.C. police said.

The victim of the second shooting is 16 or 17 years old, said D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who went to the scene in the Petworth area. The teenager was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the head.

Two people, one reportedly on a bicycle, approached the teen before he was shot about 8:30 p.m. outside a Safeway at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street.

"It appears that the person who shot him was looking for him," Lanier said. Authorities said it looked like a single shot was fired.

The portion of Georgia Avenue near the scene was shut down, and people were kept inside the Safeway while police investigated.

In the shooting Tuesday morning, a man was found fatally wounded about 2:30 in the 4800 block of G Street, police said. He had been shot at least twice, officers said.

A critically wounded person was found nearby.

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